Researchers discovered whichever human influenza strain a person was exposed to during his or her first infection with flu virus as a child determines which novel, avian-origin flu strains they would be protected against in a future infection.

When you were born predicts your odds if flu pandemic strikes

We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of flu virus, researchers have discovered. The findings could provide important information for the development of a universal flu vaccine

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Researchers discovered whichever human influenza strain a person was exposed to during his or her first infection with flu virus as a child determines which novel, avian-origin flu strains they would be protected against in a future infection.
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