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Friday, June 12, 2009

Swine flu vaccine: Novartis produces H1N1 vaccine : GK Update 2009

Swine flu vaccine: Novartis produces H1N1 vaccine
Novartis AG , Swiss pharmaceuticals company has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine. The vaccine was produced at a Novartis plant in Marburg, Germany.

What is Swine Flu?
Swine flu is common in swine and rare in humans. People who work with swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at risk of catching swine influenza if the swine carry a strain able to infect humans. However, these strains rarely are able to pass from human to human. Rarely, SIV mutates into a form able to pass easily from human to human.


In humans, the symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. ( Coutresy : wikipaedia )

News update on Swine Flu:
World Health Organisation had declared A (H1N1) as a Phase 6 pandemic.

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