Tuesday, January 17, 2006

bird flu vaccine for children being tested at St. Louis university

St. Louis University announced Tuesday it is one of four national vaccine centers that will test a bird flu vaccine for children, a population especially vulnerable to acquiring the flu.

[...]The child vaccine studies follow similar investigations of a bird flu vaccine for adults, and will evaluate the vaccine’s safety and ability to stimulate infection-fighting antibodies in children.

[...]The new bird flu strains are not infecting people in the U.S. at this time, but NIH wants to test vaccines as a precaution, Belshe said.


Posted by john T. on 01/17 at 04:35 PM
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