SRI’s Michigan Office Will Help Develop New VEE Vaccine

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old, and a lot of the world is already resistant to them.”

And as for what infectious diseases the average Michigander should worry about, Mirsalis points to hepatitis, HIV, and good old influenza.

“People in Michigan don’t have to worry about tropical diseases,” he adds. “Mosquitoes are moving north, but will that impact Michigan? Not in 2017. Toronto was one of the SARS hot zones in 2003 and 2004. Could Michigan become a hotspot like Toronto? Absolutely.”

Mirsalis says he expects SRI’s vaccine work in Michigan to take about three years to complete.

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