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Professor working on vaccine to help First Nation people with specific type of flu

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First Nation people might one day have access to a vaccine to fight off a certain type of flu that hits Indigenous people more than others.  For years Doctor Marina Ulanova, who is a researcher and professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, has studied why First Nation people are more vulnerable to the Type A Hia flu.   To help her research along, the Canadian Immunization Research Network has given Ulanova a two-year grant totalling nearly $425,000.   Ulanova and her team along with other researchers have been working on a vaccine to prevent the Hia flu.  The vaccine is nearing the final development stages at the National Research Council in Ottawa.

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