The body’s immune system is a fascinating defense mechanism. It works round the clock protecting us from the millions of bacteria, viruses, toxins and parasites that we come into contact with daily. However, we typically pay attention to this complex and intricate defense system only when it fails to work. And that is usually when we already start to feel unwell.
Researchers are racing to prevent the next deadly flu outbreak. Outbreaks in 1918, 1957 and 1968 killed millions worldwide. No one knows how fatal the next one could be, so researchers are taking as many different approaches as they can to prepare us to fight it if it comes.