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Influenza virus antigenic variation, host antibody production and new approach to control epidemics

Chen, Jinglong; Deng, Yi-Mo


Influenza is an infectious disease and can lead to life-threatening complications like pneumonia. The disease is caused by three types of RNA viruses called influenza types A, B and C, each consisting of eight negative single-stranded RNA-segments encoding 11 proteins. Current annual vaccines contain two type A strains and one type B strain and are capable of inducing strong antibody responses to both the surface glycoprotein hemagglutinin and the neuraminidase. While these vaccines are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-03-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Virology Journal
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.203904


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