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Priming With DNA Vaccine Makes Avian Flu Vaccine Work Better

(Science Daily) The immune response to an H5N1 avian influenza vaccine was greatly enhanced in healthy adults if they were first primed with a DNA vaccine expressing a gene for a key H5N1 protein, researchers say…
"The results of these studies demonstrate an important proof of concept, in that it is possible to elicit broadly neutralizing influenza antibodies in humans through vaccination," said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "These findings mark an early but significant milestone on the pathway to a universal influenza vaccine that provides protection against multiple virus strains."
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