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US Capitol Capsule: Vaccine makers take aim at an American killer: Seasonal flu

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When the first reports started emerging about a novel H7N9 strain of influenza infecting humans in China, the US licensed vaccine makers – Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, MedImmune, CSL and Protein Sciences – along with other firms, quickly engaged with American health officials on pursuing a potential product against the virus, which so far has killed about a third of the people it has infected.



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