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This flu season is pretty bad; the flu shot had a misstep, and a particularly virulent strain of flu (H3N2) is circulating. We had some warning since our flu season follows Australia’s, but there have still been a lot of younger, healthier people getting caught by flu. And yet, people who were born before 1968 […]

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Swine Flu Readily Mutating

September 12, 2012

This summer, a number of virological reports have raised concerns about new and potentially upcoming flu variations. As the old flu that readily spreads among humans, bird flu, swine flu, and “seal” (or dog) flu share genetic data, mutations are getting more common. A new study found that ferrets infected with different strains of swine […]

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