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Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

LONDON:  A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford. The so-called universal vaccine was developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and Vaccitech, a spin-out biotech company founded by Jenner scientists. Current flu vaccines have to be changed each year to match strains of virus circulating at the time and they do not always protect people that well, especially…