Source: Carrie Slijepcevic Society for Microbiology Society for Microbiology’single-shot ‘vaccines against H5N1 influenza virus ProtectTwo newly developed ‘single-shot ‘H5N1 influenza vaccine ferrets protected against lethal infection with the H5N1 virus and can be used for mass vaccination in humans to allow for the pandemic. Masses of people,from Australia report their findings in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Virology.
Vaccination is considered the best method for controlling an influenza pandemic. Vaccines need to reach quickly available to masses of people, and they have the minimal antigen dose are leading in full immunity. The use of adjuvants in vaccine development can lower antigen dose required and eventually facilitate demand on vaccine supply during a pandemic. (more…)