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First step in developing universal flu vaccine discovered

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Researchers in the U.K. say they've identified an antibody that can fight all types of Influenza "A", including the H1N1 flu.

Lab mice given the antibody were able to survive even lethal doses of the flu.

This is a first step in what experts say will be a long process in developing a universal flu vaccine. Currently, flu vaccine formulations have to be made every year.

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