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Dec 2, 2009 7:24 PM by Bea Karnes

U.S. to review disaster plan in wake of H1N1 swine flu

As the U.S. continues to struggle to get enough swine flu virus to Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her department will review its approach to disaster preparedness.

At the core of the problem-influenza vaccines are still made using eggs--a system developed in the 1950s.

Sebelius says her agency will look at vaccine development and contracts, drug development and stockpiling of supplies such as medical masks and ventilators.

 

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