Sanofi's dengue fever vax progresses in Thai trial

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Reuters reports today that Sanofi's experimental vaccine for dengue fever, the most advanced its kind, is making progress in a Thai trial. The vaccine, which is on track to be available in 2014, is being tested in 15 countries, and initial results are expected at the end of next year. "It's very promising. The vaccine has been shown to be safe," Arunee Sabcharoen, an emeritus professor of tropical pediatrics at Mahidol University in Bangkok and the lead investigator in the Thai study, said, as quoted by Reuters. This could be the first vaccine for dengue fever, which affects about 220 million people each year around the world. Report