The Unted States government begun an investigation for the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus, but this will not happen overnight. Dr. Anibal J. Valentin Acevedo, Immunology Professor form the University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla, points out that developing a vaccine that is effective against disease can take years of research.
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In 2009 we saw the global hysteria that can take hold after an uncontrolled influenza outbreak. The disease caused by the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, infected hundreds of millions of people around the world. In the United States, recent estimates show that the virus may have infected up to 90 million people and claimed around 12,500 lives.