First Flu Virus Sets The Stage For How Well We Fight It Later On

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A study co-authored by Dr. Michael Worobey, the head of UArizona Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and associate director of the BIO5 Institute, has found that how successfully a person can fend off the flu depends on if the strain was first encountered during childhood. These findings could offer an explanation for why some patients fare much worse than others when infected with the same strain of the flu virus.