Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 30th, 2003
Influenza epidemics sweep the world every year killing the very young and the very old, but every 30 years or so a new virulent strain appears that kills people from every age group. These super-dangerous strains develop from viruses that normally infect birds, and the vaccines need to be made very quickly under hazardous conditions.
Now researchers from Reading University are using a new technique to make vaccines from de-activated viruses in a safer way, by...
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