Universal Flu Vaccine Offers Immunity for Life from all Influenza75
Scientists have successfully completed the first trials of a new flu vaccine that could provide immunity against all known strains of flu and may offer life-long immunity.
People currently have to have vaccine in injections every year to deal with variants of the influenza virus and mutations that render the old vaccines useless.
The research team, led by Dr Sarah Gilbert of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University in the UK, has developed and tested a new vaccine.
The new vaccine targets vital proteins located well inside the flu virus that are a fundamental building block for the virus. The protein has not changed for 40 years and appears unlikely to change. These internal proteins that are common across all strains.
In the past the vaccines have targeted proteins that sit on the virus's external coat, and which are much more liable to mutate.
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