2016-04-11 (Monday)

Today, I learned that:

This morning, I read an interesting article in Folha de S. Paulo. After all the problems we have had with the viruses transmitted by the mosquito Aedes Aegypti (Zika, dengue, Chikunbunya, yellow fever), now there is an epidemic spread of the swine flu, H1N1. Therefore, let us hope that the contents of this article may result in a big relief in a not too distant future.

The interesting subject is about developing a universal anti-flu vaccine. There are at least 31 candidates being tested, most of them still in the pre-clinical phase, i.e. before being tested in human beings. Read more in reference #1 below, a article in Portuguese. A article about the study done so far was recently published in the “Vaccine” magazine, at the end of March, 2016.

The header photo shows the TV-tower Pearl of the Orient in Shanghai, on a photo I took on 2005-04-10. Below are more photos from the same interesting Sunday sightseeing in Shanghai. Tomorrow, there will be more.


Photos taken on a beautiful spring Sunday off and on the Huangpu river in Shanghai, 2005-04-10. These photos show both the old buildings on the Bund and the modern ones on the opposite bank of the river.

… That’s what I learned in school !


1: Pesquisadores fazem corrida em busca de vacina universal contra a gripe

+: What did you learn in school today ?