Jan 22, 2013
UIHC Tests New Flu Vaccine
By Jill Kasparie, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Doctors are waging a battle against a new flu virus.
Researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are taking part in a clinical trial to test a new vaccine for the H3N2 Variant flu virus. It’s a virus that’s similar to the H1N1 virus from 2009.
In the past two years, some people have come down with this strain of the flu who were exposured to pig displays at agricultural fairs. Doctors mostly saw the cases in the summer.
Health experts are working on this vaccine because this virus seemingly spreads more easily to people from swine than other viruses like it.