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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vietnam creates indigenous bird flu vaccine

Via Saigon Daily :

" Vietnamese scientists at the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production (Vabiotech), under the Ministry of Health, have succeeded in producing a vaccine against bird flu, after eight years of scientific research.

The vaccine is being considered as one of the 15 important scientific achievements in the medical field in the last 10 years.

Dr. Professor Nguyen Thu Van, director of the vaccine research centre, said her efforts and those of her colleagues’ are going to be rewarded when bird flu vaccine Fluvax will be used effectively to cure people.

Bird flu hit Vietnam in 2003, spreading rapidly throughout the Southeast Asian country, recording 52 deaths. The World Health Organisation warned that bird flu virus could mutate during the pandemic to a more lethal form to cause deadly human flu if there is no effective vaccine found."

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