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HANOI: A Vietnamese company has succeeded in creating effective human vaccines against both avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 viruses, reported Vietnam news agency.
The Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No. 1 (VABIOTECH) said that it has manufactured six batches of A/H5N1 vaccines and three batches of A/H1N1 vaccines in a laboratory and, all these, meet the international health standard for a flu vaccine.
A research was conducted on human vaccine against A/H5N1 virus immediately after the virus developed in Vietnamese patients, the news agency said.
The production of A/H5N1 vaccine proved successful, with the first batch of vaccines showing positive test results on volunteers.
Volunteers who were vaccinated experienced mild pain at the injection site without needing treatment and their chemical and biological indexes remained normal.
Those who are given 7.5 micrograms per dose will be totally protected from H5N1 virus, the company said.
Vietnam's Ministry of Health has recognised VABIOTECH's low-cost production of human vaccines against avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 virus as one of 26 prominent achievements in the medical sector.
From now on, Vietnam will be less dependent on imported vaccines and be more capable of quickly preventing the spread of flu pandemics in the future. - Bernama
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