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Michael Poidinger mikep at uniwa.uwa.edu.au
Fri Oct 28 11:33:42 EST 1994

In article <1994Oct28.000105.24697 at marlin.jcu.edu.au> Robert.Coelen at jcu.edu.au writes:
>From: Robert.Coelen at jcu.edu.au
>Subject: Re: Flu shots
>Date: Fri, 28 Oct 94 00:01:05 GMT

>In article <mikep.306.0011C75D at uniwa.uwa.edu.au> mikep at uniwa.uwa.edu.au (Michael
>Poidinger) writes:
>>It also depends on whether your vaccine is a 'live' or 'dead' vaccine.  I do 
>>not know which is used in flu shots, but I would guess it's dead virus and 
>>therefore would be unable to recombine with anything.

>There have been some experiments with attenuated flu strains (cold adapted)
>but they were not all that successful.Flu vaccines are well and truly dead !
>and yes..... it would be hard to get DNA out of a flu vacc prep !

I got a similar response by email this morning, and unfortunately deleted it 
before noting the author, but...

Why did you email it to me mate?  It was relevant information on a thread 
others are reading, and the original poster would have been far more 
interested in it than I

When in doubt, post!  


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