Public Health Microbiology – MICRO-ORGANISMS IN THE NEWS
Scientists tested a new vaccine against the avian flu prevalent in Asia and Russia. The preliminary tests have come back with positive results, showing good antibody reactions. Many scientists are worried that if the virus makes its way into the human population, it will cause pandemic flu, hence the preparation of the vaccine. It is meant to stave off the spread of the disease. The problem being, there’s no way to make enough vaccine for the entire population to be vaccinated. Even if those in high risk areas were vaccinated, there’s still a chance it will spread outside those areas.