Researchers have found eight HPAI vaccine candidates
As HPAI continues to spread, researchers say that they developed eight candidates against the deadly strain.
A University of Minnesota researcher says, “We do not know what strain or mutation of HPAI will appear, or when it will appear. Existing vaccines are unlikely to be effective in new outbreaks.”
So now they are using USDA dollars to test the candidates on mice. The university has patented the “viral vector” the researcher created and has licensed it to a company.
Several other universities are doing vaccine research as well.
Researchers at UC Davis are monitoring waterfowl density. They created an online tool that uses remote sensors and satellite images to make daily predictions.