‘Immune camouflage’ may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure

24 septiembre 2015

The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013. Due to its high rate of lethality and pandemic potential, H7N9 vaccine development has become a priority for public health officials. However, candidate vaccines have failed to elicit the strong immune responses necessary to protect from infection. A study has revealed that it may be due to immune camouflage.