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India is hit by H3N2 influenza

The H3N2 virus belongs to the influenza A virus subclass. A rapid increase in instances of influenza A subtype H3N2 across India has raised concerns. Over the previous few months, hospitals all around the country have reported thousands of cases of influenza A subtype H3N2. It can produce a cough that lasts up to three […]

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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