Monday, August 18, 2008

1918 flu

We won't talk about influenza for another couple of weeks but there were some news reports this weekend based around a paper to be published in Nature this week that shows that survivors of the 1918 flu pandemic are still producing antibodies to the virus 90 years later. It is not known how unusual this is or whether this is typical of immunity to influenza strains.

Relevant material previously on the blog:
Lyme Disease and President Bush
Now THAT'S what I call an ecosystem service.
Attack of the Lone Star
The Lyme Disease Controversy

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