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Hungary’s New Bird Flu Drug

Interesting report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Hungarian claims to have developed an effective new bird flu vaccine. The report quotes the country’s chief medical officer: “A new vaccine is considered effective if there is a 2.5 times increase of antibodies in the blood. Our vaccine increased the levels of antibodies to a 10 times higher level.” However, WHO and the EU have expressed concerns about the speed at which the drug has been developed.

October 29th, 2005

 

Hungary Tests New Flu Vaccine

Hungary’s Health Minister has reported that a new flu vaccine undergoing tests in the country appears to be effective. The BBC quoted him as saying: "The results are preliminary but I can say with 99.9% certainty that the vaccine works." No further details are available about the vaccine.

October 20th, 2005