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February 01, 2006

New bird flu vaccine gives hope amid pandemic fears

Scientists have produced a vaccine against deadly H5N1 strains of bird flu that has protected mice... officials fear the H5N1 avian flu that has spread eastwards from Asia could mutate into a strain..., to produce a protein call haemugglutnin subtype 5 (H5HA), which is a component of the H5N1 virus. "This H5... before infecting the animals with H5N1 viruses isolated from people in 2003 and 2004. The scientists... immune system cells called T cells in the mice that attacked the strains of recent H5N1 avian influenza

Posted by dymaxion at February 1, 2006 09:57 PM

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