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June 12, 2006

Hungary: Is the vaccine a bluff?

Via the Budapest Sun, an English-language Hungarian news source: Fresh doubts over flu vaccine.

Hungary's vaccine for bird flu came under yet more criticism last week, days before the EU extended its ban on neighboring Romania's live poultry and poultry products across the country.

The Hungarian vaccine against H5N1 (the virulent strain of avian influenza), was accused of being "nothing but a bluff," according to daily Népszabadság, reporting on an article published by the Bloomsberg news agency.

Bloomsberg raised doubts over the vaccine, saying no scientific evidence to corroborate its effectiveness had been presented in the seven months following the announcement of its development.

ys nothing about the reports of H5 in the country, but mentions an outbreak of Newcastle disease.

Posted by dymaxion at June 12, 2006 09:55 PM

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