Flu virus

Nauru health authorities see spike in flu cases

In an interview with Nauru Media, Outpatient Department (OPD) Manager Elizabeth Giouba said close to 300 people mostly children are getting sick daily from a flu virus.

The Outpatients Department continues to receive adults and children sick with the flu virus that carry symptoms such like fever, coughing, runny nose, headache, body aches, and fatigue.

Nauru Media News- NTV reports it is not known at this stage how the virus came about or what triggered it, except it has caught everyone off guard.

Researchers use frog mucus to fight the flu

A new study suggests that mucus from the skin of certain frogs can be harnessed to obliterate flu viruses.

Some frog mucus contains antimicrobial peptides, which are immune system molecules that can neutralize bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

However, the flu-killing power of such peptides has been demonstrated only under a microscope and in lab mice. More research is needed to determine just how effective a peptide can be in helping humans beat the flu.