Childhood Flu Encounters May Influence the Vulnerability to Other Strains of Flu in Later Life

Childhood Flu Encounters May Influence the Vulnerability to Other Strains of Flu in Later Life

Published: 09-Jul-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

A group of researchers from several institutions, such as Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia, Nicaragua, University of Pennsylvania, and others, have made claims that young people who had infections from strains of influenza virus may be vulnerable to other different kinds of influenza strains in later stage of life. The detailed study about this is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences where the group has given information regarding their study on the influenza strains on the human blood samples and in ferrets.

The researchers in their study have made mentions about the first encounter with the influenza virus, which is by the age of five when kids go to school. Subsequently, later on in the lifetime people are exposed and infected with several strains of influenza virus.  In the previous research, it was mentioned that an individual antibody responses to a particular influenza virus can be triggered through other influenza strain infections. In the present study, the researchers are trying to find the influenza strain that had infected the person in the young age can leave an influence on the ability to protect against other influenza strain in the later stage of life. For finding appropriate answers tests were conducted on two strains of influenza – human blood and the lab ferrets.
 
The experiment involved infecting the blood samples and the ferrets with one strain of influenza virus and then later on with the other one. The outcome was that the researchers found that if a person had H1N1 infection antigens present in the blood would protect against the H3N2 strain, but visa versa was not true. Thus, the researchers making conclusions that if a child is infected by a specific type of flu then it might influence the vulnerability to other strains.

Market Research Store has published a report on the flu vaccine (influenza vaccine) market. The report showcases that the factors that are driving the growth of the market are growing cases of infection among the population and new strains of virus developing over the period of time.

https://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/flu-vaccine-influenza-vaccine-global-market-research-and-405467