The most striking feature of the H1N1 flu vaccine manufacturing process is the 1,200,000,000 chicken eggs required to make the 3 billion doses of vaccine that may be required worldwide.

U suštini jaja se koriste kao inkubatori za virus, koji se kasnije (iako neaktivan) zajedno sa antigenima ubrizgava u čoveka.

How the H1N1 vaccine is made

This photo can be often be seen hanging on the wall of many otorhinologist’s offices as a poster. It was shot by photographer Jack Bradley, and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. Date unknown. (via)