Chinese Experts Working on New Ways to "Inject" Hepatitis Vaccines
October 12, 2011
Chinese scientists report they are working on new hepatitis vaccine delivery methods, such as spraying the medicine into a patient's nose, to replace traditional injections. The research was discussed Friday at a Beijing press conference held in advance of next July's 14th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease in Shanghai. Experts believe achieving broad coverage of hepatitis vaccination is an effective way to make progress toward China's goal of controlling hepatitis B virus. The Ministry of Health credits China's immunization program for protecting 80 million people from HBV in the past 19 years. The estimated 93 million Chinese with HBV account for more than one-quarter of the world's infected population.
Xinhua News Agency
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