The Newsroom    Published Wednesday, May. 3, 2006, 1:42 PM
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Race against Bird Flu

KTRK-TV (ABC) Ch. 13 Houston TX (TV) 05/03/06 (no weblink available) Here in Houston and Galveston, scientists are being asked to do a very important bird flu research. At UTMB in Galveston, scientists are handling the lethal virus working in pressurized suits in a hot lab. It's the fact that within the suit, the movements are slow. Our Christi Myers has exclusive video of the researchers with protective gear working with that virus. Research on a bird flu vaccine is being done in a University of Texas Medical Branch laboratory in Galveston. Dr. Slobodan Paessler, UTMB lead researcher, says there is a lot of pressure to hurry up the work.



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