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NEW YORK — Researchers have found a human antibody that may be able to protect against all influenza A viruses, according to published reports.
The antibody, FI6, could lead to the development of a universal flu vaccine because it targets groups 1 and 2, the two main groups of the influenza A virus. Previously, researchers had not been able to find an antibody that worked against both groups.
The researchers have found the antibody effective in mice and ferrets, according to the reports.