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Chinese Flu Susceptibility – Biology Science News Project

Chinese Flu Susceptibility – Biology Science News Project

The new H7N9 influenza virus in China has been on the news, and a study released back in January can be related to it to provide some possible genetic explanations. Full study: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n1/full/ncomms2433.html Sources – Yong-Hong Zhang et al. Interferon-induced transmembrane protein-3 genetic variant rs12252-C is associated with severe influenza in Chinese individuals. Nat. Commun. […]

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

“Highlights that influenza is still a real and present threat and demonstrates the power and limitations of modern medicine.” —The Wall Street Journal “A surprisingly compelling and accessible story of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is timely and interesting, engaging and sobering.” —David Gregort, CNN political analyst […]

COVID Death Risk Is 3.5 Times That of Influenza

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death from COVID-19 is more than triple that from seasonal flu, researchers in Canada say. Their findings are similar to recent studies from the United States and France. The study was published Feb. 10 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “We can now […]