Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘mutation’

  1. January 22, 2010

    Mutations and the escape from immunity

    If measles is caused by a virus and it can only be caught once in a life time, why do we catch the flu every year?

    When we have the flu, in a few days the body seems to get rid of the virus. The symptoms rarely last for two weeks and, in a higher period; [...]

  2. November 6, 2009

    Antivirals and resistance: Adamantanes

    In the case of a pandemic, and during the seasonal epidemics, once a person has already contracted the influenza, we can do little, other than monitor and treat him with antivirals. However, they are not always a guarantee of success, especially in the case of resistant viruses.
    Amantadine and rimantadine are the first drugs used against [...]