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Vietnam Reports Current H5N1 Vaccine Effective For Latest Strain

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A Vietnam ministry reports the current version of H5N1 avian flu vaccine has been found effective in preventing even the new clade 7 strain of the virus. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on the tests and asked for permission to import another 500 million doses of the veterinary version of this year's vaccine to prevent an epidemic. At the same time, the country is speeding production of its locally produced A/H5N1 vaccine for humans after receiving favorable early trial results for the vaccine made by Vaccine and Bio-technology Products Company No. 1. (Click here for more



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