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Avian Flu Vaccine

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Avian Flu Vaccine

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Avian Flu Vaccine

Avian Flu Vaccine

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An experimental bird flu vaccine works only some of the time, and then only at very high doses, researchers said this week. That's not good news, since it's this vaccine the government is stockpiling in case the avian flu jumps from birds to humans. Ira Flatow leads a discussion about efforts to develop a vaccine that works.

Guest:

John Treanor, director, Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit; Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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