World Briefs: Zika vaccines found to protect monkeys

Zika vaccines found to protect monkeys

WASHINGTON • A pair of experimental vaccines being developed by the US National Institutes of Health protected monkeys against Zika virus infection after two doses, researchers said on Thursday.

One of the vaccines is already being tested on humans for safety and efficacy, according to a study published in Science.


Ex-finance minister of Brazil held for graft

SAO PAULO • Brazilian police have arrested former finance minister Guido Mantega as a sweeping corruption probe struck further at the heart of the Workers Party that ran the country for 13 years.

Police investigators said on Thursday they took Mantega into custody at a hospital in Sao Paulo, where his wife was preparing for surgery.


Toddler found alive after 3 days in forest

MOSCOW • A Russian toddler who went missing in the Siberian taiga was found three days later, alive and healthy, Russian media reported.

Tserin, three, had chased his dogs into the taiga - a forest between the tundra and the steppes where wild animals such as bears, wolves and foxes live.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe