Indigenous groups more susceptible to the flu

Some Indigenous groups have been found to be particularly vulnerable to new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.

Researchers examined immune responses to influenza across multiple ethnicities, and found Indigenous groups from Australia and Alaska were less able to fight off infection.

The results suggest ethnic differences in the ability to mount an immune response - a finding that could assist in the development of vaccines.

Read more at The University of Melbourne