New flu vaccine developed using yellow-striped caterpillars

Traditional flu vaccines are developed using eggs of hen and this is a time consuming process but now researchers are using genetic engineering to produce flu vaccine. Instead of eggs yellow striped caterpillars have been used for producing the vaccine. With this technique flu vaccines can be produced a month earlier and that too easily in response to a possible pandemic flu virus outbreak. This vaccine can offer protection against three strains of flu. Test results showed that two third of the adults injected with the vaccine showed a stronger immunity after the vaccination and none of them was found to be suffering from flu. The only side effect of the vaccine is that it might cause headaches or some minor pain. The trials are being conducted by Protein Sciences Corporation. Let’s hope the trials are successful and we get another source for flu vaccine. Via allheadlinenews

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