1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Debacle and U.S. Vaccine Strategy for Avian Flu: History Repeating Itself?. Jacqueline Doamekpor Advisor: Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D. Presentation Outline. Research Objectives and Methodology General Information about Influenza Viruses, Vaccines, and Disease Terminology
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Advisor: Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D.
Avian Flu Virus
The H5N1 strain of the influenza virus, gold globules
Courtesy of BBC News
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