Archive for October, 2009

Seven Tips For Flu Season

People are referring to H1N1 as the swine flu, however, H1N1 Virus is not the pure swine flu virus of 1976. This virus has chunks of DNA that are consistent with human seasonal flu (influenza type A) and pieces that are consistent with avian flu or bird flu, so it is a new viral entity that has the backbone of swine flu, with chunks of human flu and avian flu inserted into it. The concern is that our antibodies (our T cells and our B cells) haven’t seen it before, so our immune system has to mount a full immune response the first time we are exposed to it. (more…)