NIH-Funded Scientists Find 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Protects Mice from 1918 Influenza Virus – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists report that mice injected with a 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine and then exposed to high levels of the virus responsible for the 1918 influenza pandemic do not get sick or die.
Fauci: Which actually fits right into place with what we observed during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fauci: We found that individuals who either had been vaccinated in 1976 against the H1N1 or who had prior exposure were relatively protected against the 2009 H1N1.
Narrator: For more on this study, visit niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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