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WHO: Making swine flu vaccine harder than thought

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says making a swine
flu vaccine appears to be more difficult than experts first
thought.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and WHO chief Dr. Margaret
Chan met today with pharmaceutical companies.
Flu experts have told WHO that vaccine manufacturers will not be
ready to produce a swine flu vaccine until mid-July at the
earliest, WHO reported Tuesday. Previously, WHO officials had
thought production could start in late May.
Health officials from around the world are attending WHO's
annual meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the outbreak that has
infected 9,000 people in over 40 countries, killing 76 of them.
Experts also found no evidence that regular flu vaccines offer
any protection against swine flu.


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