Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 13th, 2004
The $13 million purchase, from Aventis Pasteur Inc., is part of work to prepare for the next flu pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services said September 21, 2004.
Three flu pandemics have occurred in the last century, the worst the 1918 outbreak that killed more than half a million Americans and 20 million people worldwide. Flu specialists say it's only a matter of time before another such worldwide outbreak strikes, and there's concern that the recurring bird flu in Asia could...
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