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August 11, 2005

Strong Results in U.S. Bird Flu Vaccine Trial; More Tests Needed

Strong Results in U.S. Bird Flu Vaccine Trial; More Tests Needed

Interview with Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health

10 August 2005
By Charlene Porter
Washington File Staff Writer

Washington – Patients participating in a U.S.-government-backed trial of a vaccine for a dangerous bird flu virus are showing some positive results, but an official overseeing the trial cautions that the vaccine’s ability to actually protect against the virus is still uncertain. In April, the trial began on a vaccine for the H5N1 influenza virus, which officials fear may have the potential to trigger a global flu pandemic. Positive results have emerged from fewer than 120 test subjects so far, according to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health.

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