Via VietNam News: Human trials for birdflu vaccine successful. Excerpt:
Viet Nam has successfully produced experimental version of bird flu vaccine to combat the virus which has killed 62 people in 9 years, researchers at Vaccine and Biological Production Company No.1, said.
Six series of vaccine to prevent the H5N1 virus were produced at the Vabiotech company's laboratory, which is run by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).
The first and second phases of testing the H5N1 vaccine, named Fluvax, on volunteers was reported successful. All volunteers who were injected with 7.5mcg or more of the vaccine have shown good immunity response. Volunteers only suffered minor side effects which disappeared within 24 hours.
Testing results proved the trial version has meet all criteria the WHO lists for developing the human vaccine, which Vabiotech researchers began studying in 2004.