Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to
Influenza virus hemagglutinin, showing the major antigenic domains of the molecule and the genetic plasticity of this important viral protein.
Credit: NIAID, NIH
Every year, millions of people world-wide get sick with
the flu (influenza) and cold. For most of us, the fever, exhaustion, and aches
and pains of the flu can be debilitating for a week or two, but for
the elderly and those with compromised immune systems the flu
can be much more serious. An estimated 100,000 hospitalizations
and about 20,000 deaths occur each year from the flu or its
complications in the US alone. On top of that, an average American adult suffers two to three colds a year; the average young child has as many as nine. That adds up to something like one billion colds a
year in US alone! The cost to the world economy from the common cold and flu is
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