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Propagated Influenza Virus for Pre-pandemic Vaccine Research

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A scientist at the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) titrates influenza (flu) virus that has been propagated in chicken eggs with embryos. The propagated virus was used to identify the infectivity levels of a pre-pandemic candidate vaccine virus generated by the team.

NCIRD works to prevent disease, disability, and death in the U.S. and throughout the world through immunization and by controlling respiratory and related diseases.

CDC has active Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Research Collaboration Agreements, and Material Transfer Agreements with several partners for important influenza vaccine research.

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