A step towards universal flu vaccine
IF YOU HATE going for an annual flu jab, there’s hope on the horizon. Flu vaccines need to be updated every year to cope with new flu strains, caused by genetic mutations in the influenza virus. But now medics at America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have
Antibodies produced by the vaccine didn’t stop mice and ferrets catching flu, but they did prevent most of the animals dying from a normally lethal dose of H5N1 influenza.