Lack of Vaccine Raises Fear of Potential Bird Flu Pandemic

May 21, 2005
by David Goldstein
Kansas City Star

As concerns mount that avian flu could trigger a worldwide outbreak, scientists and public health advocates are afraid an effective vaccine won't be developed and distributed in time... ...“We're so far behind at every level,” said Kim Elliott, deputy director of the Trust for America's Health, a public health interest group. “As of today, there is no known effective vaccine against this particular strain. While scientists are madly scrambling how to develop it, it hasn't been done yet.”

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