Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Bird Flu deterrent

The FDA has approved the first Bird Flue vaccine, calling it a "deterrent." From the Washington Times report late yesterday:

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced approval of the first vaccine to protect against the avian flu virus, commonly known as bird flu.

The vaccine, which has yet to be named, is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis SA and is being viewed by public health officials as a deterrent to the virus rather than a panacea.

"The vaccine may provide early limited protection in the months before a vaccine tailored to the pandemic strain of the virus could be developed and produced," the FDA said.

That is certainly better news than what we saw back here.

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