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Medicine    September 16, 2015
We May Soon Have a Lifelong, One-Shot Flu Vaccine — and Halt the Next Pandemic Before It Starts
Posted by Shelly Fan

The battle with flu is a seasonal struggle, and one we don’t always win.

The effectiveness of flu vaccines vary tremendously from year to year, and the reason is simple. There are three major types of the influenza virus (A, B and C) that, depending on the sprinkling of proteins decorating their surface, can be further subdivided into many different strains and lineages.

 

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