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Vietnam military to test bird flu vaccine on humans

March 18, 2008

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam, one of the countries hardest-hit by bird flu, will start a human vaccine trial this month, a military medical official said on Tuesday.

A worker injects a duckling with the bird flu vaccine at a duck ...
A worker injects a duckling with the bird flu vaccine at a duck farm following an outbreak of bird flu, in Panyu district of Guangzhou, September 18, 2007. Vietnam, one of the countries hardest-hit by bird flu, will start a human vaccine trial this month, a military medical official said on Tuesday.
REUTERS/Joe Tan 

The official did not give a specific date but said the Health Ministry had approved testing that would last eight months at the Military Medical Academy in Ha Tay province near Hanoi.

“We are going to conduct the tests at the academy, with people joining on a voluntary basis, including students and employees,” said the official, who asked not to be identified in the media.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080318/hl_nm/birdflu_
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A rooster looks out of a cage at a whole-sale poultry market ...
A rooster looks out of a cage at a whole-sale poultry market in Hatay province, 25 km outside Hanoi June 21, 2007. Vietnam, one of the countries hardest-hit by bird flu, will start a human vaccine trial this month, a military medical official said on Tuesday.REUTERS/Kham/Files

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