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Avian flu vaccine?

Q-pan is the approved vaccine for Avian Flu or H5N1.


Is there a vaccine for bird flu?

There is one vaccine that has been produced for avian flu strain H5N1, but it is not available commercially to the public. There is no vaccine for the newest strain of bird flu known to have infected humans, H7N9 identified in late March 2013 in China, that had never before infected humans. It has been confirmed as the strain that killed two men in Shanghai and that is the virus that infected the woman in China currently in critical condition. They did not infect each other or any close contacts.World epidemiologists and vaccine developers are investigating and are in discussions now through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US.The current incidence of Avian (Bird) Flu (Type A H5N1 Influenza) in humans is very low and it is not easily spread from human to human. However, it is an especially deadly form of flu and so the US Government has ordered a stockpile of this vaccine to have available if a pandemic of this strain of influenza ever does emerge.The information about Bird Flu vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is:On April 17, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of the first vaccine to prevent human infection with one strain of the avian influenza (bird flu) H5N1 virus. The vaccine, produced by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., has been purchased by the federal government for the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile; it will be distributed by public-health officials if needed. This vaccine will not be made commercially available to the general public. Other H5N1 vaccines are being developed by other companies against different H5N1 strains. For more information about the Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. vaccine, see FDA Approves First U.S. Vaccine for Humans Against the Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 [link below]. For information about other H5N1 and pandemic flu vaccine research activities visit Vaccine Research [link below].The H5N1 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 17, 2007, was developed as a safeguard against the possible emergence of an H5N1 pandemic virus. However, the H5N1 virus is not a pandemic virus because it does not transmit efficiently from person to person, so the H5N1 vaccine is being held in stockpiles rather than being used by the general public. This vaccine aids H5N1 preparedness efforts in case an H5N1 pandemic virus were to emerge.


Is there a vaccine or cure or treatment for bird flu?

Currently there is no cure for the bird flu (H5N1), but the symptoms are treated. There has been a vaccine developed for the US, but it is stockpiled by the government in case there is a pandemic, so it is not available as a preventive vaccine yet.


Which virus is the cause of bird flu?

Influenza A virus H5N1, is known as "bird flu". H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and animals. A filtered and purified influenza A vaccine for humans is being developed.


Difference between H1N1 and H5n1?

H1N1 is swine flu H5N1 is chicken flu


Is there such thing as H5N1?

yes h5n1 is a real flu it is a little different than h1n1.


How many people have died in Indonesia from H5N1?

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What is the common name for H5N1?

Pandemic Influenza


When and where did H5N1 start?

south east greece


What actors and actresses appeared in H5N1 - 2008?

The cast of H5N1 - 2008 includes: Rocco Capri Chiumarulo as Alfio Eros Galbiati as Tommy


When was the H5N1 virus first isolated?

The highly pathogenic H5N1 virus was first isolated in terns in South Africa in 1961, and then in Hong Kong in 1997.


Can the H5N1 virus combine with other viruses?

Yes


How many people are infected by the disease H5N1?

159


Who was the president in the H5N1 pandemic of 1918?

Woodrow Wilson


What is the virus that causes avian or bird flu?

H5N1


Is Avian Flu the only disease caused by the H5N1 virus?

no


What is the scientific name for bird flu?

Avian Influenza type A,or H5N1.


What if your dog has the bird flu?

Dogs are not susceptible to the H5N1 bird flu.


What is the gram stain of H5N1?

The Gram stain is used for bacteria and not for viruses.


Is the cholera vaccine a killed vaccine?

Yes. The cholera vaccine is a killed vaccine.


Are chickenpox vaccine and shingles vaccine the same?

Shingles vaccine and chickenpox vaccine have the same content, but the dose is higher in the shingles vaccine.


Is DNA vaccine a sub unit vaccine?

yes DNA vaccine is a type of subunit vaccine and is also knwon as recombinant vaccine


Why is the H5N1 virus called the avian virus?

It was first seen in birds (avian).


What is the scientific name for avian influenza?

Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A, subtype H5N1.


What is the h5ni?

The H5N1 Virus is the Avian Flu, or otherwise recognized as the bird flu. :)