RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "When my father died of Argentine hemorrhagic fever, I was very young. I was six years old. For the whole family, it was a very hard blow. At that time there was no vaccine," recalls Juan Sarasola, mayor of the municipality of Casilda, in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe.
"Thanks to Dr. [Julio] Maiztegui and his team, and to this epic story, the vaccine was obtained and thousands of lives were saved in our entire region, in the endemic zone," he said.
But this year, just when 40 years have elapsed since the development of . . .