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Herpes Vaccine Looks Promising, Researchers Say

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  • One-fourth of the U.S. adult population is infected with genital herpes, and 600,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year.
  • Scientists have developed a vaccine that prevents illness and death in mice with the illness, and hope to develop a similar vaccine for humans.
  • Researchers hope the vaccine will work to prevent herpes as well as for treating those who already have the incurable disease.
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