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H5N1 Vaccine Predictions
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>>"It's hard to make a vaccine with a new disease ... because the virus will change and the vaccine may not match one that is (transmissable from) human to human," the minister said in an interview with government-funded Radio and Television Hong Kong. "Vaccines only offer 5 percent protection going by past pandemics ... we can't rely totally on vaccines."<<
H5N1 continues to evolve via recombination, which recycles polymorphisms, allowing for predictions of emerging viral sequences before they emerge.