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Is there a bird flu vaccination?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: There is not a "bird flu" vaccine, but the government and the vaccine manufacturers are watching bird flu cases throughout the world. Once a continuing outbreak occurs, scientists will quickly identify the particular bird flu strain, and then can start making a vaccine against that strain. Flu virus mutate often, so it is not known when one bad strain might start a sustained bird flu outbreak.

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