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Tuberculosis has affected mankind since the beginning of its existence, with an estimated 10.3 million people infected in 2015, according to the WHO.
The influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that is encapsulated in an outer lipid-bilayer envelope which contains the externally facing surface proteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). HA and NA are the viral antigenic components that induce immunity after administration of currently available flu vaccines.
Zika virus is recognized as a major public health concern, but there are currently no medications approved for treating infected individuals. However, researchers in Finland recently demonstrated that three anti-influenza medications are also active...