Scientists pinpoint flu gene

By | December 5, 2008

Scientists pinpoint flu gene

An unlucky combination of “vulnerable” genes could explain why some people recover from the flu overnight and others struggle to shake off the virus for weeks.  …

It analysed differences in immune response among 300 people diagnosed with acute glandular fever, Ross River virus or Q fever infections.

About 28 per cent had the genetic susceptibility to more severe and prolonged illness, while 18 per cent had more robust genes that could protect them from suffering. … – tele

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