Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Vaccine That Protects Monkeys Against Avian Flu Ready For Human Trials

Since H5N1 has been infecting increasingly more people, as is becoming more and more easily transmitted from birds to humans, there is pressure to create a vaccine.

One promising vaccine, which is live, has been shown in monkeys to induce an effective systemic and local antibody response. The vaccine itself is avian Newcastle disease virus, which expresses a common gene found in H5N1. Hopefully, the antibodies to this vaccine will confer resistance to H5N1.

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