Antibody isolated gives hope against H5N1 and other kinds of flu viruses turning pandemic

Read the article at physorgwebsite.
In this study the authors isolated A06 from a combinatorial library derived from a survivor of highly pathogenic H5N1 infection.
Vaccines take months to prepare and many strains of influenza are already resistant to small molecule treatments like Tamiflu. Antibodies, like A06, could provide a significant line of defense against a more serious pandemic threat and contribute to efforts to create a universal vaccine.
Anti-influenza antibody therapeutics could help to fill the current gap in the existing arsenal of treatments against influenza and could, one day, help to contain a deadly pandemic, according to the authors.

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