Taking temperature of child (stock image).Credit: © ladysuzi / Adobe Stock Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.advertisement Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona have found that people’s […]Read More First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens.advertisement The findings offer an explanation for why some patients fare much worse than others […]Read More Why your first battle with flu matters most
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC and RKI have now explained in the journal Nature Communications what makes the leap from animals to humans less likely.advertisement Whenever people suddenly become infected with a bird flu virus such […]Read More What blocks bird flu in human cells?