Current status and progress of prepandemic and pandemic influenza vaccine development.

@article{LerouxRoels2009CurrentSA,
  title={Current status and progress of prepandemic and pandemic influenza vaccine development.},
  author={Isabel Leroux-Roels and Geert Leroux-Roels},
  journal={Expert review of vaccines},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={401-23}
}
H5N1 viruses are widely considered to be a probable cause of the next influenza pandemic. Influenza vaccines are considered to form the main prophylactic measure against pandemic influenza. The world's population is expected to have no pre-existing immunity against the pandemic virus strain and will need two vaccine doses to acquire protective immunity. A pandemic outbreak will spread much faster than it will take for pandemic vaccines to be produced and distributed. Therefore, increasing… CONTINUE READING
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