Vaccines For Protection Against All Influenza A Virus Strains

Grant number: 509299 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

Bird flu virus poses a large risk to the world if it mutates to become easily spread between people. If this occurs vaccines will be made to the mutated strain but there will be a time lag before these are available. We have been working on a novel vaccine that induces protective T cell immunity to parts of the virus that are common to all influenza strains and will be effective against any new virus. Our information from animal models will be used to create a human vaccine of this type .

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