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Studies Say Annual Flu Strains Develop In Southeast Asia Areas

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

New studies explode the theory that new influenza virus strains have their origin only in China or tropical areas and spread from there. The new work suggests they develop in a wider part of Southeast Asia and spread through the rest of the continent and to the rest of the East before migrating around the world during the winter. Experts believe the new studies could allow vaccine developers to focus on key areas of Asia in collecting flu strains to be used in the annual new flu production. Researchers said key flu strains evolve in the same areas of East and South Asia. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required



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