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Japan Considers Increasing Production Of Avian Flu Vaccine

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is considering increasing production of avian flu vaccine, adding to the current stockpile of 10 million doses. In preparing for the possibility of an avian flu epidemic, with vaccine production taking six months, the government plans to produce the pandemic vaccine based on the highly mutable H5N1 type virus, to be used by medical workers immediately following an epidemic outbreak. A more effective vaccine can be produced later on for the general population. (Click here for more-Japanese language

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