Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vietnam: Monitoring For the "New Flu" Recombinant


On 5-12, Department of Preventive Health (MOH) has the power to send the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute of proactive prevention and intrusion New flu spreads in Vietnam.

Health sector needs to closely monitor cases of entry into Vietnam.

For influenza sentinel key countries, need regular monitoring for early detection of changes and the circulation of influenza virus; epidemic update plans to respond in time ...

The flu vaccine is in Vietnam for flu vaccine is usually common in humans, known as seasonal flu as influenza A/H3N1, H3N2, H1N1. However, according to epidemiologists, the flu vaccine shots are also very necessary, by external effective for preventing regular flu, it also helps prevent the creation of varieties of flu virus H5N1 bird flu as well as new more virulent due to recombination (a person infected with the two types of flu virus will be able to recombine the new flu).

1 comment:

DC Agar said...

I did not think of that! Yes, it would be hard for H5N1 to recombine in a person who has received the regular flu shot. The Dutch researcher's findings would suggest recombination with other flu viruses would not be necessary (I think) but still a wise measure.