Using a method called reverse genetics, Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo and his colleagues engineered a relatively mild flu virus
to carry two genes from the 1918 strain.
OTCBB: EFSF), announced today the opportunity for the Company to ultimately test its Citroxin formulation on the Bird Flu virus
on live subjects in Thailand after protocol testing of a wide range of infectious diseases.
Three years ago, researchers in the Netherlands isolated a novel virus from children who had cold and flu symptoms but no sign of a typical cold or flu virus
Results showed that BioVant effectively delivered flu vaccines and, concurrently, enhanced the body's natural immune responses to flu virus
antigens, including the potentially pandemic bird flu.
The recent findings in Indonesia provide proof that the bird flu virus
has now inevitably begun to spread between humans.
Amex:BPA) today announced that it will present positive results of several pre-clinical studies, demonstrating that its calcium phosphate (CaP) nanoparticle-based vaccine adjuvant, BioVant(TM), may serve as an adjuvant for the development of an effective flu virus
vaccine, including the potentially pandemic H5N1 bird flu.
OTCBB:EGEI), developers of rapid DNA analyzers, announced today that its HDA-GT12(TM) Genetic Analyzer shows compatibility of detecting the influenza A virus, commonly known as the avian flu virus
Another is the increasing prevalence of virulent strains of the flu virus
E[acute accent]As a result of the two new flu virus
strains selected for the 2006-2007 season, the total number of doses to be produced for the upcoming flu season is subject to uncertainty, according to a recent Reuters report that quotes leading vaccine manufacturers.
This is a problem because someone infected with a flu virus
can be contagious between 24 hours before and up to seven days after they exhibit any symptoms.
The added protection comes against an additional B-strain of the flu virus
, which affects children and youth more frequently than adults.
H3N2 is a nastier flu virus
than the other flu viruses