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First flu infection key to immune protection; new coronavirus needs more than travel-related screening

February 14, 2020

Exposure to certain influenza viruses during childhood gives people partial protection for the rest of their lives against distantly related influenza viruses, according to a team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The idea of “immunological imprinting,” where past exposure to the flu virus determines a person’s future response to infections, […]

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