Long-Term Studies Will Track Indelible Marks of First Flu

May 14, 2019

(Nature) – The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two major grants to fund the first large-scale, long-term studies of how infants’ first exposures to influenza shape their immune systems. Researchers will follow the children for several years, starting at birth, to decipher how these early imprints affect an individual’s ability to fight off different strains later in life.

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