CDC: No vaccine prevents the new swine flu
By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) — There is no vaccine available to prevent the new swine flu. However, there are antiflu drugs that do work once someone is sick. The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the government is still deciding whether to order that a swine flu vaccine be produced.
Dr. Richard Besser says it's not an easy decision, because vaccine manufacture takes a long time and would interrupt ongoing work to create next winter's regular flu shot.
But if a vaccine eventually is ordered, the CDC already has taken a key preliminary step — creating what's called seed stock of the virus that manufacturers would use.
(Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.)
Busy weekend in Eugene/Springfield
Perfect picture of my cat, Spooky Demon Kitty. Named this because he gets spooked by any noise or sudden movement but hunts anything from birds to squirrels. Each time his prey gets bigger. Can't wait to find out what's next.
This is from one of many of my dad's roses from his front yard.
Awesome day for the 2nd annual truck show and cruise.