Cure for Zika could be made available soon
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) – As scientists around the world race to find a vaccine for the Zika virus, a biopharmaceutical company based in metro Atlanta claims to have found a cure.
“In our early feasibility studies, we were able to show consistently greater than 95 percent inhibition of Zika virus,” said Darnisha Harrison, CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics in Alpharetta.
For the past three years, she and her team of scientists have been researching and working to find cures for viruses spread by mosquitoes, including Zika.
At least 17 cases of Zika have been reported in Georgia, most in Fulton County. Nationwide there are at least 618. All have been connected to international travel.
No cases of Zika spread by a mosquito have reported in the U.S., but CDC officials have said it’s only a matter of time.
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