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Enrollment for H1N1 study begins this week

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Community Research will be one of 15 centers nationwide that will begin enrolling patients in a clinical research study testing an experimental vaccine to for the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

Enrollment begins Thursday, Aug. 6 at 4460 Red Bank Expressway, and is presumably the first in the Greater Cincinnati area to actively enroll adults 18-64 and adults 65 and older to participate.   

"We are very proud to be a part of this critical research," said Dr. David Mayleben, President, "Being chosen as one of a select group of research sites speaks to the quality of our study volunteers and the track record we have as a company in studies like these."

The study is designed for generally healthy adults age 18 and older, and will help direct public health policy from dosage recommendations to immunization schedules in a wide variety of groups including the elderly.  This study, and others like them, have been moved to the regulatory approval fast-track by predictions that the Fall of 2009 could see a surge in H1N1 infections in the Northern Hemisphere similar to the outbreaks currently in Southern Hemisphere, where it is winter already.  That increase, coupled with several other indicators, led the World Health Organization  to officially list H1N1 as a global pandemic on June 11, 2009. 

Potential volunteers can call 513-721-3868 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or visit communityresearch.com.

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