Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New swine flu strain found in China poses threat of pandemic

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found evidence of a new strain of swine flu that poses a possible threat to humans. In their paper published in Proceedings of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 is mutating slowly, and that's a good thing

Viruses evolve over time, undergoing genetic changes, or mutations, in their quest to survive. Some viruses produce many variations, others only a few. Fortunately, SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why your first battle with flu matters most

How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus' notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published in ...

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