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August 15, 2005

Russians testing their own vaccine

According to a story in The St. Petersburg Times, the Russians are about to test a new avian-flu vaccine. Scientists at St. Petersburg's Scientific Research Flu Institute will use themselves as experimental subjects. If all goes well, the vaccine could be in production by this fall.

Meanwhile, a story in Pravda reports Russian scientists are planning vaccination programs for routine flu and aren't as persuaded as WHO that an H5N1 pandemic is imminent.

Posted by dymaxion at August 15, 2005 09:01 PM

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