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'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
Date:2/8/2011

in a large number of people and against different strains of flu.

In addition, a vaccine that appears safe in a small number of people doesn't guarantee it would be safe when given to hundreds of millions of recipients, he said.

"Although the concept is great and I hope this pans out, I don't think we can be popping the champagne yet," Farber said.

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For more on flu, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: Sarah Gilbert, Ph.D., the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Marc Siegel, M.D., associate professor, medicine, New York University, New York City; Bruce Farber, M.D., chief, division of infectious diseases, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.; Feb. 6, 2011, Guardian


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