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Is there an effective vaccine against bird flu?

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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes we have effective vaccine for avian influenza h5n1 - bird flu.
But remember that flu virus very easily mutates and can create subtypes for which current vaccine could not effective.

In brief: Yes

Yes we have effective vaccine for avian influenza h5n1 - bird flu.
But remember that flu virus very easily mutates and can create subtypes for which current vaccine could not effective.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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Dr. Terry Brenneman
But, this vaccine is not available to the public. It is stockpiles by the federal gov.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no vaccine available to prevent the bird flu.
Researchers have plans to rapidly manufacture a vaccine should a bird flu epidemic occur among humans. Flu viruses change (mutate) so researchers keep track of any mutations when each case of bird flu is investigated. The current seasonal flu vaccines (for 2010-2012) protect against the h1n1, type a, and type b flu viruses.

In brief: No

There is no vaccine available to prevent the bird flu.
Researchers have plans to rapidly manufacture a vaccine should a bird flu epidemic occur among humans. Flu viruses change (mutate) so researchers keep track of any mutations when each case of bird flu is investigated. The current seasonal flu vaccines (for 2010-2012) protect against the h1n1, type a, and type b flu viruses.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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