XINHUA NEWS, BHOPAL, JULY 11, 2006
The High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal of India has developed a vaccine for avian flu, reports local newspaper The Pioneer, Tuesday.
The vaccine was developed following the outbreak of avian influenza in certain parts of western Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, early this year, the newspaper said, quoting official source.
Field trials have shown positive results so far. Formal announcement about the record achievement would be made in a week.
The Agriculture Ministry of India last March provided 80 million rupees (about 1.8 million U.S. dollars) to develop the vaccine.