NIH-Funded Scientists Find 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Protects Mice from 1918 Influenza Virus – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH-funded researchers have found that a 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine protects mice from the 1918 flu virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says this research shows what scientists have suspected.
Fauci: Even though differences in viruses occur, if we get another H1N1 that’s different years from now, being exposed to this one might in fact have generated enough background immunity to protect you either completely or partially against the next wave.
Narrator: For more about influenza research and H1N1 pandemic viruses, 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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