Local bird flu vaccine available to Australians
A locally-made bird flu vaccine will be distributed to
all Australians in the event of a bird-flu pandemic, reports The Sydney Morning
The vaccine, which is the first Australian-made AI vaccine, named Panvax,
has now been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. It is said that
the vaccine protects against the current H5N1 strain of the virus.
It is further reported that Panvax works like an adaptable template that
can be reconfigured to guard against any new influenza strains that
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