Researchers finds flu virus kills immune system cells

11:30 AM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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A new study finds the flu virus attacks our bodies by killing the cells that are supposed to rid the bug from our system.

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research studied how the virus infected mice -- and found it kills the initial round of cells our immune system releases when a foreign body is present.

That gives the virus time to replicate and flourish before a second round of attack can begin.

Researchers say this information may be used to help design new flu vaccines.

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