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Influenza Vaccine: A Product for the Future

Influenza epidemic in Russia has come to an end. But virologists have no right to relax. The work has already begun on development of a new influenza vaccine for the next season.

“We received the recommended vaccine strain of a new seasonal influenza virus  from the World Health Organization”, says Veronika Skvortsova, Head of the Russian Ministry of Health at the V Russian National Forum of Students of Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities in Russia.

The new vaccine will consist of influenza A virus strains (“swine flu” H1N1 and H3N2 strain – the dominating seasonal flu) and an influenza B virus strain.

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