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Your birth year predicts your odds if flu pandemic were to strike


November 10, 2016

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We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of influenza virus, researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of California have discovered. Rather, our birth year allows predictions about whether we may fall seriously ill or die from a future flu pandemic. The mechanisms underlying this acquired immunity could provide relevant information for the development of a universal flu vaccine. Full Story

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