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Blood of bird flu survivors give promising antibodies

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AT first the two Vietnamese adults had nothing in common but the good fortune to survive a brush with H5N1 bird flu. Now they share something else: their immortalised blood cells may help stop bird flu from becoming a global pandemic. Antibodies made from the pair’s blood cells have cured mice infected with the H5N1 virus, suggesting they might make an effective treatment or preventive therapy for humans. All 20 mice given the antibodies three days after infection with H5N1 survived,