Every year, many of us get flu shots in preparation for the flu season. Imagine an all-in-one flu shot that you only need to get once. It may not be too far in the future for this to happen.
One of the most effective strategies in the prevention of seasonal flu epidemics is vaccination. The development of influenza vaccines began soon after the isolation of human influenza A virus in 1933 and continue to be developed each year. The production of better flu vaccines is crucial in the prevention of flu pandemics, such as the one caused by H5N1 (or avian flu) that inflicted about 600 people worldwide as of last month, of which 60% of the cases were fatal. Continue reading –>