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How Influenza Evolves – And How To Stop It From Doing So

How Influenza Evolves – And How To Stop It From Doing So.

If you become infected with the flu after getting vaccinated, your body activates an immune response that stops you from becoming ill. Although, this can trigger the virus to change into a slightly different form – one that may be more infectious.

A novel investigation from MIT reveals the mechanism responsible for this phenomenon, known as antigenic drift. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology and appears in the December 19 online edition of Scientific Reports, an open-access journal published by Nature.

December 21, 2011 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News, Uncategorized | , ,

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