Vaccine to Fight Bird Flu May be Near

Contrary to common knowledge that claimed there is no way to vaccinate people against a new strain of influenza until that strain evolves, a team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Maryland and the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta said they may have found a short-cut.

The vaccine might protect people against the mutation that would change the H5N1 avian flu virus from a germ affecting mostly birds to one that infects people easily, the NIAID


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