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Finding a more effective flu vaccine - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 28, 2014

Finding a more effective flu vaccine

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:30 am

While most think of the flu as a miserable weeklong inconvenience, it can be quite serious. In fact, it kills an average of 36,000 Americans every year.

The virus can mutate quickly, so to create an effective vaccine, each year scientists must predict the dominant strains. But advances in nanoparticles and molecular biology have the potential to revolutionize the flu vaccine.

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