NIH: Vaccine protects against 1918 flu virus

10/17/2006 | Reuters

In a step that could help in the development of new flu vaccines, researchers report making a vaccine that protected mice against the virus that caused the 1918 pandemic. The scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said the work also points to ways to predict how well a vaccine protects against a particular flu strain, a key issue in making vaccines against anticipated outbreaks.

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