Pill Shows Promise for Blocking Many Flu Strains

Robert Service, Science

The flu season is at its height in the Northern Hemisphere, butas many are discoveringseasonal flu vaccines don’t always provide complete protection, because unexpected flu strains show up unannounced. Now, researchers report they’ve developed an experimental oral medicine that protects mice from a wide range of influenza viruses. If it works in humans, it could lead to a new pill to fight one of the deadliest infections humanity faces.
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