St. Louis University Studying Bird Flu Vaccine

1 decade 4 years 8 months ago Tuesday, January 17 2006 Jan 17, 2006 Tuesday, January 17, 2006 1:54:49 PM CST January 17, 2006 in News
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The vaccine is derived from an inactivated form of the H5N1 virus that has infected at least 100 people in Asia since 1997. Most recently, the virus has claimed the lives of four children in Turkey. The university's Center for Vaccine Development is looking for healthy children aged two to nine years old for the study. Participants will give blood samples and be tested for antibody resistance. The United States began testing the experimental vaccine on 450 healthy adults in early 2005.

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