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Health authorities said on Thursday that British scientists have produced a strain of swine flu H1N1 flu virus that could be used for large scale production of a vaccine as early as October.
In a statement released on Tuesday, officials with the World Health Organization stated that their scientists intend to continue monitoring the development and spread of the H1N1 virus before submitting official recommendations for the production of the vaccines.
After a week-long conference in Geneva, the World Health Organizationâ€™s Margaret Chan said on Friday that health authorities around the world should prepare themselves for a rise in both the number and severity of H1N1 swine flu cases in the coming months.
Enough swine flu vaccine to immunize at least 20 million people in the United States should be ready by late summer, federal health officials said. The vaccine would be earmarked for people in key positions in healthcare, national security and emergency services, Health and Human Services Secretary
About $1 billion has been allocated for clinical studies into two potential vaccine ingredients for a pandemic stockpile, U.S. government officials said.
The Health and Human Services Secretary announced on Friday that the US plans to invest $1 billion in developing a vaccine for swine flu.
The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has scheduled a meeting with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry this week to discuss production and distribution of the swine flu vaccine.
British-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced on Friday that it will be manufacturing large amounts of emergency flu vaccines for a number countries as soon as the World Health Organization discloses the vaccineâ€™s key ingredient.
The British government has ordered 90 million doses of the vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu virus, the World Health Organization said Friday. The U.N.
- The governor of a province or people.