Gut Microbes to Help Fight Influenza

Influenza is an infectious disease that is common and sometimes is a deadly viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract. Influenza is characterized by fever, cough and body aches. A particular gut microbe was found to prevent severe flu infections by breaking down naturally occurring compounds called flavonoids, reveals a new study. Flavonoids are most commonly found in foods like black tea, red wine and blueberries.

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