Monday, December 13, 2010
Scientists from Vanderbilt University described why the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu strain, as well as other pandemic strains, appeared to cause disproportionate damage in middle-aged individuals. While seasonal flu strains tend to pick off the very old, the very young and the immunocompromised, pandemic flu strains are often most deadly to the people best able to fend off other types of infectious diseases: healthy adults.
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