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Potential H7N9 bird flu vaccine shows promise

An early trial of a bird flu vaccine suggests that the treatment could be used to counter the H7N9 virus.

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Two doses of a newly developed H7N9 bird flu vaccine seem to trigger a safe, effective immune response in humans. The results of the early-stage vaccine trial suggest that the preventive treatment should be developed further and that scientists are a step closer to being able to counter a potential H7N9 flu pandemic using a clinically tested vaccine, researchers argue April 30 in Science Translational Medicine.

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