Cure for hay fever could be here within three years after successful human trial

Hay fever cure just three years away, scientists believe, after successful vaccine trials
Hay fever cure just three years away, scientists believe, after successful vaccine trials

Here’s a medical breakthrough that’s really not to be sneezed at – researchers say that a cure for hay fever could be here within three years.

Scientists from the Medical University of Vienna say that a vaccine could be ready for use within three years, after successful human trials.

Around one in four people suffer from hay fever in Britain.

The vaccine uses a synthetic version of grass pollen, and a current trial showed that it could cut symptoms by 25% within two years.

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But the researchers say they believe that three years of injections could leave sufferers symptom-free.

Dr Rudolf Valenta of the Medical University of Vienna, said: ‘My expectation is that the vaccine will lead to an almost complete relief of symptoms after two or three years after injections.

‘People will be able to defend themselves from grass pollen using their own immune system, without having to take expensive anti-inflammatory drugs which may weaken their immune system and make them tired during the day.

‘They may still have hayfever but they will feel no different to someone who is hayfever-free.’