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Research Activities

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Research is essential to preparing for a pandemic. Expanding research on influenza viruses will lead to better understanding of how these viruses change over time and how the viruses spread. From this research will come new ways to prevent and treat influenza, and will increase the ability to respond to a pandemic.

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to minimize suffering and death from influenza. In FY 2006, President Bush approved an unprecedented amount of resources to fund vaccine research, development, and procurement.

That funding will support research on faster and more efficient ways to produce vaccine as well as ways to extend a given supply of vaccine.

There is also research into effective antivirals, seeking medications that can effectively reduce the severity of an influenza attack.


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Pandemic Research

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Vaccine Research

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Test Research

  • FDA Approves New Laboratory Test (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
    New test developed to diagnose H5 strains of influenza in patients suspected to be infected with the virus.

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 Medication Development

Technology Transfer

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