In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

"What is true is that the flu shot lessens your chances of getting the flu and related complications which, in turn, decreases the number of doctor visits, hospital admissions and deaths". Most flu vaccine proteins are purified from a virus grown in chicken eggs, although a small fraction of flu vaccine proteins are produced in systems that do not involve eggs.

"Even influenza vaccine manufacturers are recognizing that, over time, the egg-based production process will become obsolete and will be replaced with a more modern production process", she said.

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way possible to protect against getting the virus.

"An ideal influenza vaccine would be low-cost, provide long-lasting immunity, require few immunizations and would work against all variants of the virus", Weaver said.

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The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The eggs are then allowed to incubate, and in turn, this allows the virus to replicate.

As for those who have contracted the influenza virus, Dr. Vooght recommends that they stay at home and rest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that past year influenza vaccination prevented approximately 5.1 million influenza illnesses, 2.5 million influenza-associated medical visits and 71,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations. For example they may have got a food vaccine and got sick anyway. And this is apparently causing problems with the end product.

During the 2014-2015 flu season, a strain of the H3N2 virus with a different outer layer protein emerged and this version of H3N2 remains prevalent today.

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An FDA laboratory worker injects an influenza virus into an egg, where it will grow before being harvested-one of the many complex steps involved in creating a traditional flu vaccine. The molecule is a type of sugar, hence the reason it's being called a glycosylation site.

In the lab, they coupled the H1N1 virus with human antibodies - immune system soldiers that fight off foreign invaders. The vaccine is made from an inactivated virus that can not transmit infection.

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