Sunday, September 29, 2013

British scientists discover new universal flu vaccine

On September 23rd 2013, scientists say they have found a new scientific breakthrough that could help protect the people of Britain from the flu. The found vaccine will protect from all forms of the flu too, not just the most common strain. The foundation for the new vaccine was found by scientists, led by Professor Ajit Lalvani, at the Imperial College London.

This vaccine attacks the core of the virus, which would effectively kill the existing kind of flu and also kill future strains, hopefully preventing future pandemics from occurring, such as the historical 1918 Spanish flu outbreak that killed millions of people all throughout Europe.

Because of the thousands of people in Britain who die every winter because of the flu, this new flu vaccine is sought to save lives.

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