Vaccine for major common cold virus could be ready for use by 2024

Vaccine for major common cold virus could be ready for use by 2024

By Alice Klein

Respiratory syncytial virus particles (blue) in human lung cellsNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A vaccine that protects against one of the main common cold viruses has been shown to be safe and effective in a clinical trial and could be available by 2024.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is so contagious that more than 90 per cent of people have experienced their first infection by the age of 2. It usually causes cold symptoms but can lead to severe illness in young children and older people. Globally, around 60,000 children …

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