Influenza Virus Poster

Flu Virus Poster showing viral structure
I have just created a poster showing the structure and external appearance of the influenza virus. The cutaway image is labelled and there is a short explanatory text. The poster is designed to appeal to schools, universities, laboratories, doctors offices, GP's surgeries, chemists, pharmacies, and vaccination services. It is the latest in a series of science and math posters.

I have also created a series of products featuring my influenza virus.

The reason that influenza changes so rapidly (and why we need different vaccines each flu season) is that the flu genome is segmented. It comes in eight pieces. If a cell happens to harbour two or more different flu types, then new virus particles can assemble by including segments from different parent viruses. This is called reassortment.

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