viral replication Tag

A few years ago, bird flu was causing a lot of concern as experts worried that the serious influenza would cross over into humans and lead to a widespread outbreak. Now, according to Science Daily News, a virulent new strain of influenza like the one that causes avian flu apparently retains its ability to lead...

Current flu vaccines are not always effective at preventing the flu, and those who get the virus have only Tamiflu to rely on for improvement of symptoms. The primary resource for treating flu is thought to be leading to resistance in some flu strains. There is also the unpredictability of when various strains will prevail,...