Researchers from the University of southern California developed a polio vaccine that does not require low temperatures for storage.
Medication can be frozen to a fine powder and then kept at room temperature for four weeks, reported Science Daily.
Then the material can be returned again to the liquid state. Yet its effectiveness is proven only in the treatment of polio in mice.
It should be noted that polio is almost cured, in 2017 have recorded only 22 cases in the world. This infectious disease causes lifelong paralysis and disability, mostly in young children. However, in countries where vaccination rates are low, young children are at risk.
The biggest problem associated with full liquidation, is to create thermostable vaccines for use in developing countries where refrigeration equipment is unavailable. It was reported about recent cases of polio in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Syria and Pakistan.
Early explorers had eliminated moisture from vaccines through freeze-drying, and then created samples of thermostable measles, typhoid and meningococcal disease. But scientists have since then not been able to create a vaccine against polio, which continues to operate after freeze-drying and rehydration.
Professor Woo-Jin Shin ( Woo-Jin Shin) and his colleagues used two laboratory methods — liquid chromatography and high-performance screening which allowed them to analyze the large volume of ingredients and formulations until they found one that worked.
Recall that scientists have created a single new vaccine against anthrax and pneumonic plague.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.