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We urgently need a safe and effective vaccine to protect people from Zika virus infection as the virus continues to spread and cause serious public health consequences, particularly for pregnant women and their babies.
The very fact that you did get a positive result in the mouse model is a pretty good impetus to take it to the next step, which could be a non-human primate, and see if the same things works in a non-human primate.
Don't jump to the conclusion right off that this is definitely what is happening to the human.
The experimental treatment regimen appears to have given the immune systems of the monkeys the necessary boost to put the virus into sustained remission.
We're not dependent on a company until you prove it works and then you need somebody to manufacture millions of doses.
If the infections die down, then it's going to take much longer to find out if it works.
I think we're going to see something very disturbing.
Puerto Rico is going through a terrible situation and we have to help them right now. They really need our help.
If you're talking about any congenital defect I think it's going to be much higher than 13 percent.
I would not be surprised at all if we saw individual cases and perhaps even some clusters arise in other areas of Florida as well as in other of the Gulf Coast states. There certainly is that possibility. That would not surprise us because the conditions are there for that to happen.
Whenever you have a flood, it isn't during a flood that the mosquitoes flourish. You tend to get rid of them during the flood. It's when the flood recedes and you have standing water that you have a lot of mosquito activity, because that's where they lay their eggs.
We definitely don't take this lightly. This is something we always anticipated and prepared for the worst. But we do not feel this is going to turn into that broadly disseminated situation that we've seen in Brazil or that we're seeing in Puerto Rico.
The way you prevent a locally transmitted case from becoming sustained and disseminated is good mosquito control. The CDC needs the money yesterday.
We getting to the point where both the CDC and the NIH are actually running out of money, and we have important work to do.
If in the early part of 2017 we still have major outbreaks in South America and in the Caribbean, we may show that it's effective or not within a year. If the infections go way down the way Ebola went way down in west Africa when we were trying to test the vaccine, it may take three years to show that it works, or not.
There almost certainly will be a public health and economic burden if you have a lot of babies who are born with microcephaly and other congenital defects. The estimates of the lifetime cost of caring for a child with that kind of impairment ranges from a million to several million dollars.
We now have in the United States, close to 600 travel related cases, and there are also a considerable number of women ... close to 160 pregnant women who have gotten infected. It just underscores the importance of trying to protect pregnant women.
Vaccine research also continues in the laboratory, where scientists are investigating the use of potent antibodies that block a high percentage of global HIV strains from infecting human cells.
While we are making encouraging progress – new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent globally since 2000 – the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine would be the ultimate game-changer.
Tens of millions of people have their blood drawn every day.
Aedes aegypti is a very difficult mosquito to control and eliminate. It will require a very aggressive and concerted effort.
The issue that we are focusing on is the issue with pregnant women and even there if you follow the guidelines that are already out by the CDC, about pregnant women travelling and if they are pregnant or want to get pregnant that they consider seriously putting it off, and men who go there and might come back to the United States and might have a wife or a sexual partner who is pregnant to be very careful that they don't transmit it so those guideline stay where they are and I think those are the things that people should consider when they are going to make their decision.
You can say that there really is essentially no risk at all [now] because we don't have local Zika transmission in the United States.
We do think the living conditions in general in the United States, the lasck of density, better air conditioning, wider use of screens, will keep us in better shape.
I think that's why you see people jumping all over the Zika problem right now.
You never say never and you never say always.
For the women involved that is very, very serious.
We're hoping to start this much, much larger efficacy trial in, first Liberia, to determine if it actually works.