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Dutch develop two vaccines towards avian influenza

The vaccines had been examined by Wageningen UR

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Two vaccines examined by a Dutch veterinary analysis centre have proved efficient towards extremely infectious avian influenza in a primary experiment carried out below a managed surroundings, Reuters reported, citing Dutch authorities on Friday.

“Not solely did the vaccines give poultry used within the lab safety towards illness signs however in addition they countered the spreading of the chicken flu,” the Dutch authorities stated in a press release.

Avian influenza, generally known as chicken flu, has been spreading all over the world up to now 12 months, killing greater than 200 million birds – and six million within the Netherlands alone – sending egg costs rocketing and elevating concern amongst governments about human transmission.

The brand new vaccines have been examined by the Wageningen Bioveterinary Analysis, situated northeast of Amsterdam, on the behest of Dutch minister of agriculture Piet Adema.

“I am joyful that now we have two vaccines with which we will take the vaccination course of towards chicken flu ahead. I am placing within the subsequent steps as rapidly as doable however in a accountable method (…),” Adema stated within the assertion.

French veterinary prescription drugs agency Ceva Sante Animale informed Reuters it had developed one of many two vaccines that proved efficient.



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