Flu (Bird, Swine, etc): September 2006 Archives

When combined with an immune-boosting substance called an adjuvant, low doses of an experimental vaccine against a strain of avian influenza (H9N2) provoked a strong antibody response in human volunteers, report scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Bird Flu: Progress Reported Toward Widely Useable Vaccine


With concerns as great as ever about a possible bird-flu pandemic, Chinese researchers have developed an avian-influenza vaccine that can be produced in much larger quantities than other trial vaccines so far.

A group of Chinese researchers published a study today in the British medical journal "The Lancet" describing their success in producing a vaccine for the H5N1 strain of the virus that is effective in low doses.