Universal flu vaccine successfully tested – ABC – 7 February 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu | Tags: |

Universal flu vaccine successfully tested: report

Copied from the ABC website:
“Scientists in Britain have successfully tested a vaccine which could work against all known flu strains, the Guardian newspaper reports.

The new vaccine, developed by scientists at Oxford University, differs from traditional treatments by targeting proteins inside the flu virus rather than proteins on the flu’s external coat.

The two proteins within the virus are similar across strains and less likely to mutate, meaning new vaccines would not have to be developed for each new strain of the illness.”  … continues on the ABC site

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