TITLE

Ferrets and the Challenges of H5N1 Vaccine Formulation

AUTHOR(S)
Hampson, Alan W.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;7/15/2006, Vol. 194 Issue 2, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the use of ferrets and embryonated eggs and the challenges in developing egg-based influenza vaccines. A research revealed that ferrets and embryonated eggs may provide the basis for developing influenza vaccines that are important in preparation for bird flu pandemic. However, he argues that vaccination against the avian influenza viruses appears to be problematic. He also asserts that the global production of egg-based influenza vaccines is limited.
ACCESSION #
21544254

 

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