New treatments for influenza

New treatments for influenza

Sailen Barik

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/104/abstract

Abstract (provisional)

Influenza has a long history of causing morbidity and mortality in the human population through routine seasonal spread and global pandemics. The high mutation rate of the RNA genome of the influenza virus, combined with assortment of its multiple genomic segments, promote antigenic diversity and new subtypes, allowing the virus to evade vaccines and become resistant to antiviral drugs. There is thus a continuing need for new anti-influenza therapy using novel targets and creative strategies. In this review, we summarize prospective future therapeutic regimens based on recent molecular and genomic discoveries.

The complete article is available as a provisional PDF. The fully formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production.

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