Poison Ivy Vaccine On The Way
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 23, 2021
Researchers are reportedly making progress on a vaccine to combat humans’ response to poison ivy.
Scientists at the University of Mississippi and Hapten Sciences are working on a vaccine that would be injected each year.
We believe the shot will lead to desensitization and reduce or eliminate reactions to poison ivy, oak and sumac, Ray Hage, CEO of Hapten Sciences.
According to Scientific American, the drug has passed safety testing in humans and will be evaluated in a clinical trial soon.
Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by poison Ivy each year, according to the American Skin Association.
The plant can be found everywhere in the US except for Hawaii, Alaska and some deserts in Nevada.