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March 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/27/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p918
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The article reports developments related to the health care sector in Africa. The clinical trials of a topical microbicide to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection were stopped. Clinical trials of prototype pandemic influenza vaccines show that the vaccines are effective against strains of avian influenza. South Africa's licensing body issued a temporary amnesty for financial penalties to physicians who return to the country between February 1 and April 30, 2007.


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