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U.S. health official: Widespread Zika vaccine not likely to be available for years

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Monday that a widespread vaccine to combat the Zika virus will likely not be available for years.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters during a briefing at the White House that initial steps are under way but health officials believe it is “unlikely to have vaccine that’s widely available for a few years.”

Reporting by Clarece Polke; Editing by Chris Reese

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