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Influenza-like-illness is sweeping the country with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reporting that most areas of the country experiencing high rates. This year may rival some of the worst years in recent history.

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Via Forbes

Researchers have discovered that the pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies that protect against a variety of flu strains. The discovery brings scientists closer to designing a “universal” influenza vaccine that reliably induces broadly cross-reactive antibodies at sufficiently high levels to protect against different influenza subtypes.

Full story at Futurity

A universal vaccine could for the first time effectively prevent wide-scale spread of influenza by shutting down the virus’ ability to spread and mutate.

Via Futurity

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