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Do vaccines exist to prevent the contraction of avian influenza?

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Do vaccines exist to prevent the contraction of avian influenza?

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Vaccines effective against a pandemic virus are not yet available. Vaccines are produced each year for seasonal influenza but will not protect against pandemic influenza. Although a vaccine against the H5N1 virus is under development in several countries, no vaccine is ready for commercial production and no vaccines are expected to be widely available until several months after the start of a pandemic.(Source: World Health Organization)For more detailed information on vaccine development to prevent the contraction of avian influenza, please refer to the World Health Organization’s Web site, which includes up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions on the topic.

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Vaccines effective against a pandemic virus are not yet available. Vaccines are produced each year for seasonal influenza but will not protect against pandemic influenza. Although a vaccine against the H5N1 virus is under development in several countries, no vaccine is ready for commercial production and no vaccines are expected to be widely available until several months after the start of a pandemic. (Source: World Health Organization) For more detailed information on vaccine development to prevent the contraction of avian influenza, please refer to the World Health Organization’s Web site, which includes up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions on the topic.

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