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Finding a new drug and vaccine for emerging swine flu: What is the concept?

Authors Wiwanitkit V

Published 5 August 2009 Volume 2009:3 Pages 377—383

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/BTT.S5619

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Viroj Wiwanitkit

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160

Abstract: Influenza is a well known infection of the respiratory system. The main clinical manifestations of influenza include fever, sore throat, headache, cough, coryza, and malaise. Apart from the well known classical influenza, there are also groups of influenza virus infections that are called “atypical infection”. These infections are usually due to a novel influenza virus infection. In early 2009, an emerging novel influenza originating from Mexico called swine flu was reported. The World Health Organization noted a level VI precaution, the highest level precaution possible, for this newest influenza virus infection. As of June 2009, it is not known if this disease will be successfully controlled. Finding new drugs and vaccine for the emerging swine flu is still required to cope with this emerging worldwide problem.

Keywords: swine flu, drug, vaccine, concept

General overview

Swine flu is a new emerging infectious disease that is the present global problem. Treatment and prevention of this disease is the main requirement. Medical scientists have several attempts on this process. For treatment, finding of new drugs by new advanced technique can be seen. Similarly, for control, finding of new vaccines by new advanced technique can also be noted. Summary on these important topics is presented in this article.

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