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The universal flu vaccine can protect against variants of both influenza A and B viruses

The findings, published in the journal┬áPLOS Pathogens. Viral variants occur when flu pathogens change their major surface hemagglutinin protein that binds to host receptor molecules. Continuous mutational changes in the flu hemagglutinin proteins cause the emergence of variants that have escaped the host immune system, leading to severe flu disease. Current influenza vaccines are based […]

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