• Oxford signs deal with US startup to develop universal flu vaccine

    6 days ago - By Healio

    The University of Oxford announced that it has signed a deal to develop a universal influenza vaccine candidate with Blue Water Vaccines, a United States-based startup. The technology developed by the university's department of zoology has the potential to provide life-long immunity against influenza, the university said in a news release.
    Influenza is responsible for roughly 500,000 deaths worldwide each year and between 3 and 5 million severe illnesses, the university noted. It is estimated to cost the United States $87.1 billion in absenteeism.
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