Fighting the Flu

Unless you have been living as a hermit in a cave* for the past week you will be aware that the world's medical services are on high alert following the emergence of swine flu in Mexico, a new strain of the Influenza A/H1N1 virus that has now killed more than 160 people. While there is … Continue reading Fighting the Flu

A passive defence against the flu?

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?