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A businessman and his family have been told not to have contact with other people after he returned from Mexico and reported having flu-like symptoms.
Chris Clarke, of Stanwick, felt unwell on Saturday and contacted NHS Direct who told him to call his out-of-hours doctor service.
He said his family have now been issued with a vaccine and been told to stay away from other people as a precaution.
Originally posted by Extralien
So now he and his family have all been given a vaccine.. instant fix.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
There is no vaccine for this swine/avian/human flu hybrid. None.
The U.N. World Health Organisation and U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have been collecting samples of the new H1N1 swine flu virus to make a new vaccine in case it is needed. Skip related content
Following are some facts about influenza vaccines.
* The WHO and CDC prepare samples of virus to give to industrial makers.
* These samples must be grown in specially produced chicken eggs. The virus is then purified and made into vaccines, a process that takes months.
* At least 20 companies make flu vaccines including Sanofi Pasteur, Australia's CSL Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Novartis AG, Baxter and nasal spray maker MedImmune, acquired by AstraZeneca Plc.
* Experts agree the current process for making vaccines is clumsy and outdated, but new and more efficient technologies are still a few years away.
* WHO and CDC experts are trying to decide if a new vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu strain is needed, or perhaps if a fourth element could be added to the seasonal flu vaccine mix for next September.
* The health agencies also had been considering adding some vaccines against H5N1 avian influenza, which occasionally infects people and is also considered a major pandemic threat.
* Tests show the H1N1 component of the current seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against the new strain.
A businessman and his family who were quarantined in their home after returning from Mexico with flu-like symptoms have been given the all-clear.
On Saturday Chris Clarke, of Stanwick, Northamptonshire, felt unwell and contacted his doctor.
He and his family were issued with anti-viral drugs.
He has now been told tests showed he had not caught the new swine flu virus, believed to have killed a number of people in Mexico.