NIH grant awarded for E. coli vaccine development

Kansas State microbiology professor obtains five-year, $2.1m grant to work on ETEC vaccine.

A researcher with Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will use a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to work on a vaccine for Escherichia coli-associated diarrhea for both people and animals.

The grant to Weiping Zhang, professor of microbiology, is his third in three years to develop vaccines for E. coli diarrhea.

Zhang said diarrhea is a leading cause of death in children under five years of age, and e

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