Atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus reveals new vulnerabilities

Atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus reveals new vulnerabilities

Atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus reveals new vulnerabilities According to the World Health Organization, each year there are an estimated 1 billion cases of influenza, between 3-5 million severe cases and up to 650,000 influenza-related respiratory deaths globally. Seasonal flu vaccines must be reformulated each year to match the predominantly circulating strains. When the vaccine matches the predominant strain, it is very effective; however, when it does not match, it may offer little protection. The main targets of …