Flu shot may give you a boost against bird flu

February 18, 2015 3:46 PM

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Flu shot may give you a boost against bird flu

Getting a seasonal flu shot may give you a bit of protection against a deadly strain of the bird flu virus, a new study suggests.

The study's researchers looked at 28 people who had received annual flu shots since 2007, and measured the levels of their antibodies, which are the proteins in the immune system that bind to pathogens to render them harmless. The researchers specifically looked at 83 antibodies known to bind to H3N...

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