n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Pharm info

Volume 21, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... PHARM INFO New vaccine formulated against bird flu in humans Researchers at St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, have formulated a vaccine against the powerful avian influenza A H5N1 virus that infected humans in Hong Kong in 1997, claiming the lives of 6 and infecting 18 people. Clinical trials of the vaccine will begin shortly. Although concern over the H5N1 virus has been largely superceded by the current outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) across the globe, scientists the world over still believe that this strain of influenza A could be a future threat. Not only do ..

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