A New Vaccine That Puts An End To Cat Allergy

There are cat lovers who can’t enjoy being with a cat because they have cat allergies that range from sniffles to runny nose. In some cases there are more severe allergic reactions that can send a cat-loving person to the emergency room.

For some, anti-allergy medications suffice, though they're not without side effects — others just suffer the symptoms in exchange for the privilege of having a cat in their families. (Certainly their cats consider it a privilege.) Some people simply stay away from cats.

All this is about to change, however. This month, researchers in Zürich published preclinical data in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that suggests a different type of solution: a vaccination. But it’s not for you. It’s for the cat.

More details about this subject over at Big Think.

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