Navigation Links
Forearmed Against Bird Flu? Study Of Vaccine

A novel method of protection against bird flu has been studied and the findings are being reported by scientists at the University of Rochester. // This involves a way of getting around the problem that if an epidemic of bird flu hits, it would take months to develop a vaccine. Also, two doses of vaccine would be required to prevent infection.

The idea behind this study is a" prime and boost" method of vaccination. An initial dose of the vaccine is given to introduce the body's defences to the new type of flu. Then if there is an epidemic, a second shot specified for that strain of flu can be given, which would result in quicker results in protection. People most likely to be infected can thus be prepared.

The study was done on 37 people who were inoculated with one dose of the vaccine in 1998.They were given a booster dose with a vaccine for a different strain of the virus in 2005.Rochester volunteers were given their first doses of the vaccine made from the strain which appeared in Hong Kong. The people given the booster doses responded better than those inoculated for the first time.

More than 50% of the booster dose recipients had better defences against bird flu than those given their first dose and even those given two doses. Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institutes Of Health says that these findings add scientific credibility to the idea of "prime and boost" though policy decisions require further work.

The principle is similar to that used for protection against flu. Though different strains of the virus appear every year, a single initial dose of vaccine followed by an annual booster keeps the immune system effective.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddys Laboratories
2. Diabetics Need to Guard Against Nail Fungus
3. New Weapon Against Germs
4. Estrogen Found To Protect the Colon Against Cancer
5. Diet Found To Offer Protection Against Leukemia
6. Olive Oil Found To Offer A Protective Effect Against Breast Cancer
7. WHO Issues Caution Against Bird Flu Epidemic
8. New Supplement Found To Be Effective Against Sunburn
9. Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results
10. Prime Minister Manmohan Against Incentive-Based Population Control
11. Scientists Warn Against Food Borne Illnesses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & ... by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of ... will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces their ... South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed for ... specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, the ... by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health Care. ... award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, "It,s ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: