Researchers at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention are teaming with Purdue University
scientists to tame bird flu.
Student scientists and CDC researchers have been working for
seven years on a vaccine that protects humans.
They've tested it in mice and found that it can neutralize two
strains of the disease.Purdue University professor Suresh Mittal,
one of the project's researchers, says they next plan to test it on
mutated forms of the virus.
Avian influenza is an infection caused by influenza viruses that
naturally occurs among birds. However, 381 human cases that have
been confirmed, mostly in Asia, have resulted in 240 deaths.
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