Thursday, April 11, 2013

MOH & State Give Estimated Time Until Preventive Vaccine for #H7N9

Translation out of China

Ministry of Science and Technology, in the evening of 10, said the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission, in conjunction with the State has to start Technology emergency prevention and control of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza research projects focus on promoting the development of clinical diagnostic reagents and vaccine development work is expected within two months completion of the clinical validation of the nucleic acid diagnostic reagent, seven months to complete human infection with the H7N9 avian flu preventive vaccine development.

And also from here:

As part of China's emergency response to the H7N9 bird flu on technological front, China formally launched a research project on Wednesday for developing a vaccine for H7N9. Jointly launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Health and Family Planning Commission here, the move is expected to make a vaccine ready within seven months, an official statement said. 

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