Yellow fever and Zika virus diseases , transmitted by mosquitoes that may be aedes aegypti , are two of the causes that have been worrying the entire national territory and even the world authorities.
These two infections have already led some Brazilian cities to declare an emergency situation because of the large number of cases, as in Minas Gerais due to the cases of Yellow Fever , recently.
In fact, in 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) also declared a state of emergency in several countries, including Brazil, due to Zika outbreaks, linked to microcephaly.
These two diseases may even be similar in some ways, but yellow fever already has a vaccine that serves the entire country, and in the case of Zika, researchers are still looking for the immunizer.
Yellow fever vaccine may be the solution
The answer against Zika may be exactly in the vaccine of the other disease, yellow fever. And that is what a research done at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation suggests .
The results indicate that the yellow fever vaccine was also able to protect mice with Zika virus, in laboratory tests.
The immunizer also had the potential to reduce viral load in the brain, preventing the occurrence of cases of neurological deficiency.
However, according to the study’s authors, it is necessary to wait for more analysis of the results, through peer evaluation.