Antigenic Drift of A/H3N2/Virus and Circulation of Influenza-Like Viruses During the 2014/2015 Influenza Season in Poland.

@article{Bednarska2016AntigenicDO,
  title={Antigenic Drift of A/H3N2/Virus and Circulation of Influenza-Like Viruses During the 2014/2015 Influenza Season in Poland.},
  author={Karolina Bednarska and Ewelina Hallmann-Szelińska and Katarzyna Kondratiuk and Lidia Bernadeta Brydak},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={905},
  pages={33-8}
}
Morbidity rates of influenza could be greatly reduced due to vaccination. However, the virus is able to evolve through genetic mutations, which is why vaccines with updated composition are necessary every season. Their effectiveness depends on whether there is a good antigenic match between circulating viruses and vaccine strains. In Poland, the 2014/2015 influenza epidemic started in week 5 (January/February) of 2015 and continued until week 17 (April) of 2015. The influenza activity was… CONTINUE READING
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