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|25 February 2005: US PREPARES TO TEST VACCINE FOR BIRD FLU|
|WASHINGTON - The federal government is getting ready to test a bird flu vaccine and stockpiling both vaccine and antiviral drugs as the threat grows that a deadly strain of avian influenza will begin spreading from Asia.|
Two million doses of vaccine are being stored in bulk form for possible emergency use and to test whether it maintains its potency, officials said yesterday.United Nations officials warned that the Asian bird flu outbreak poses the ''gravest possible danger" of becoming a global pandemic.
Source: Boston Globe
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