Stockpiling avian flu vaccine has risks

Stockpiling avian flu vaccine has risks

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an influenza expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next outbreak is unknown.

Wild birds are typically the source of the virus's introduction to backyard and commercial poultry flocks, which makes it very difficult to know the strain and understand the nature of the incoming virus until after the outbreak ha

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