Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 25th, 2006
According to a recent study published in the journal Lancet, "Pathogenic avian influenza A virus H5N1 has caused outbreaks in poultry and migratory birds in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and caused disease and death in people.
"Although person-to-person spread of current H5N1 strains is unlikely, the virus is a potential source of a future influenza pandemic. Our aim was to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a vaccine against the H5N1 strain."
"We did a randomized, open-label, noncontrolled phase I trial in 300 volunteers aged 18-40 years and assigned one of six...
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