Nations Must Stockpile, Be Prepared To Increase Vaccine Manufacturing Supplies In Event Of Disease Outbreak, Conference Hears

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“Glass vials, coolers, and chicken eggs needed for vaccine manufacture are the first things lacking when a global pandemic breaks, so governments should stockpile them or be ready to rapidly increase their supply, a U.K. conference has heard. With the ongoing Zika epidemic and several dangerous flu strains on the rise, global logistics must be urgently improved to beat future mass outbreaks, said a panel at the EuroScience Open Forum [Monday]…” (Vesper, 7/26).

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