Scientists at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
at Fort Detrick, Md, have developed an experimental vaccine that could protect
individuals against ricin, a highly toxic potential agent of bioterrorism
(Protein Eng Des Sel. 2004;17:391-397). The treatment
proved effective in mice, and if further animal studies are successful, the
vaccine could soon be tested in humans.
Hampton T. Ricin Vaccine Developed. JAMA. 2004;292(12):1419. doi:10.1001/jama.292.12.1419-b