Researcher are on the verge of finding the first ever Lassa fever vaccine, according to a journal published by Nature Communications.

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Scientists at Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, United States, it was learned, tested the new two-component vaccine on mice and guinea pigs.

“It showed good protection from exposure to both virus types in preliminary animal studies,” Lead Researcher, Dr. Matthias Schnell, said.

The vaccine is expected to be safe for humans because it is based on one that has been used for decades to prevent rabies.