Swine Flu Increases Risk of a Person Developing Parkinson’s, Study in Mice Suggests

Swine Flu Increases Risk of a Person Developing Parkinson’s, Study in Mice Suggests
A strain of influenza commonly known as swine flu could trigger the development of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study in mice. Mice infected with the H1N1 strain lost a lot of their brain neurons, even long after the virus struck. Neuron loss is a hallmark of Parkinson’s. Importantly, vaccination against the virus, or antiviral medications such as Tamiflu, prevented neuron loss, ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2017-06-07By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD