Cat vaccines coming soon
You may be in luck if you enjoy cats yet struggle with a cat allergy.A vaccination to treat cat allergies is almost ready, according to Swiss researchers at Hypocat.
Saiba Animal Health, formerly HypoPet AG, recently published hopeful data from a study on people who suffer cat allergies.
The study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, explains in detail how the HypoCat cat allergy vaccine may enable us to entirely remove feline sensitivities.
The results are actually quite distinctive.
Contrary to most vaccines, the trial, which is also known as immunotherapy, did not aim to desensitize the immune systems of those who have cat allergies.
As an alternative, researchers created a vaccination for cats that prevents cat allergies. Yes, HypoPet created a novel way to treat human cat allergies by immunising cats against Fel d1, which is their most common allergen.
This allergen is most frequently found in the saliva and sebaceous glands of cats. Experts are still uncertain about its physiological function.
Following are some key findings from the HypoPet study:
- The study team stimulated the cats’ immune systems by combining the Fel d 1 molecule with a cucumber mosaic virus.
- The studied cats were less likely to infect people than typical cats because after receiving the vaccination, their immune systems naturally eliminated the molecules.
- The immunisation appeared to be safe and was well-tolerated.
It is a great news for cat lovers as Cat vaccines coming soon.