One ‘cure all’ flu jab for life
Posted by That Other Mike on 04/01/2008
Via BBC News:
Scientists are making a vaccine that could give lifelong protection against all types of flu in a single jab.
Currently, at risk people in the UK – the elderly and ill – need annual flu jabs, and there is no jab available yet guaranteed to beat bird flu.
Biotechnology firm Acambis, in Cambridge, the UK, says it hopes its jab will target numerous mutations that presently allow flu to evade attack.
However, the work is very early and is years off being tested in humans.
While I appreciate that the vaccine is years off being perfected (if at all), it’s a welcome development, and might lead to the development of other vaccines.