By Nishtha Rampuria
The recent Zika epidemic lasting from 2015-16 in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific has left the entire world in a shock. In January 2016 the WHO released a statement that the Zika virus is most likely to spread all across Americas by 2016. This statement put scientists and people across the world especially, the Americas in a panic state and called for an immediate cure for this virus. A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School along with researchers from the University of North Carolina discovered an important key to finding the antidote for Zika virus - how antibodies can neutralize Zika. This pioneering research could be extremely prudent in resolving the issue of Zika and could help the situations of the Americas in terms of eliminating the disease.
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