Attacking the flu: New prospects for the rational design of antivirals

@article{NistalVilln2009AttackingTF,
  title={Attacking the flu: New prospects for the rational design of antivirals},
  author={Estanislao Nistal-Vill{\'a}n and Adolfo Garc{\'i}a-Sastre},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={1253-1254}
}
Despite the availability of influenza vaccines, influenza virus continues to be a worldwide public health burden. During typical epidemic years, approximately 36,000 people die and 200,000 are hospitalized just in the US as a result of severe complications associated with influenza virus infections1. These numbers can dramatically increase in severe pandemic years. One of the most extreme examples of how damaging influenza can be was the 1918–1919 pandemic. This pandemic, caused by an H1N1… CONTINUE READING