Vaccine For Cat Allergies

This is pretty nifty!  Researchers have developed a vaccine for people allergic to cats. It uses a synthetic version of the protein in cats’ saliva that is deposited on their fur when they groom.

The study found:

In a clinical trial, 88 patients were injected with the vaccine or a placebo and the researchers found that the product led to a 40 per cent reduction in effects on their skin that develop several hours after contact with a cat.

This was said to be the same effect that would be achieved with a year’s worth of traditional allergy vaccines, and prevented symptoms developing “for a prolonged period”.

2 Replies to “Vaccine For Cat Allergies”

  1. This is wonderful news! Now the joys of living with members of the lovely race Felidae can be experienced even by those with allergies!! I can personally testify to the protection I gained using the traditional vaccines but this should be much more feasible for many many people! THANKS!

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