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Today, volunteers will be grafted from bird flu

May 30 2006
10:04

In Russia, 240 people will be vaccinated against avian influenza. Today in Moscow begin clinical trials of a vaccine on human volunteers.

The experiment will take part in the first place, representatives of risk groups, particularly poultry workers. Once they get vaccinated, the volunteers will return to normal life.

Periodically, they will only measure the temperature and note performance in a special table. Research will be supervised by doctors and will last five weeks, according to Radio Mayak.

As noted by the chief state sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, Russia, in mid-August we will know how easy it is digested and the vaccine produced antibodies after this, according to Ekho Moskvy.

The vaccine is produced by the company "Microgen" based on the Vietnamese strain of avian influenza virus recommended by the World Health Organization. It will be released a limited edition, because it laid the strain, which is not transmitted from person to person. If the virus mutates and still be transmitted this way, the new vaccine on the basis of already developed by doctors will be able to create for the month.

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