Thursday, August 15, 2013

#H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

August 15, 2013

"In particular, the future development of the new bird flu virus is still unclear," he said.
Wang warned that the risks of pandemic influenza should not be underestimated.
Wang thought highly of the Chinese government's response to the epidemic, noting its enhanced medical capabilities and information transparency.
Preliminary work of the manufacturing of the H7N9 vaccine has finished as scheduled, according to Zou Yong, quality director of the Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., which is in charge of the H7N9 vaccine development.
Three batches of vaccine fluid have been prepared and are ready for rationing and vaccine formulation, followed by safety appraisal, stability study and clinic test, said Zou.
The vaccine has proven effective in animal tests and its suitability for humans will be further studied.

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