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Zika virus sparks pharmaceutical gold rush as firms race to produce vaccine

WHO has said that the most advanced Zika vaccines in development are a traditional inactivated one from India's Bharat Biotech and a DNA one from theĀ US National Institutes of Health.

New York

BEFORE it became known as a deadly virus, Zika was just a lush forest on the north shores of Lake Victoria, a quiet sanctuary across from Tanzania and its gold mines.

These days, the virus has sparked a gold rush of its own: companies are touting products from vaccines not...