Influenza is a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, and periodically causes global pandemics that kill many millions. There are three major types, A, B and C that can infect humans, although the A is responsible for the most cases and deaths. Within influenza A virus there are two major groups, … Continue reading A passive defence against the flu?
Calming the storm…while killing the virus
A couple of months ago Pro-Test blogged about some interesting research that may lead to new drugs that to prevent the lethal "cytokine storm" that was responsible for most deaths in the SARS outbreak. However SARS is not the only virus that kills by inducing an excessive immune response; the threat posed by the H5N1 … Continue reading Calming the storm…while killing the virus