News tagged with novel virus

Why do some influenza virus subtypes die out?

Every so often we hear about a new strain of influenza virus which has appeared and in some cases may sweep across the globe in a pandemic, much as the H1N1 virus did last year. What happens to the old seasonal viruses? In ...

dateNov 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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US wants ingredient in swine flu vaccine by May

(AP) -- U.S. scientists hope to have a key ingredient for a swine flu vaccine ready in early May, but tell The Associated Press that the novel virus grows slowly in eggs - the chief way flu vaccines are made.

dateApr 28, 2009 in Medications
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