SLU Experts To Speak on Zika Panel

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Saint Louis University researchers will share the latest information on the Zika virus at an upcoming panel from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, at the University's Center for Global Citizenship. SLU's researchers are testing a vaccine, looking at how the virus spreads and are developing a diagnostic tool to make it easier to determine infection.

Experts from SLU's Center for Vaccine Development, College for Public Health and Social Justice and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology who are working with various aspects of Zika will talk about their work and answer questions during the panel discussion.

Center for Vaccine Development researchers will discuss two studies taking place at SLU - one of the first human clinical trials of an investigational vaccine to prevent Zika and a natural history study to learn about the body's immune response when exposed to the virus.

Other topics include research on other methods of Zika transmission and how it may spread in the continental United States, as well as SLU's efforts to create a diagnostic test for it.

Those interested in the panel can register and free parking will be available in the Laclede Parking Garage.