No more flu?

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Scientists in Spain and the UK have combined two effective influenza vaccines to create a new formula that should be effective against more than 90 percent of present and future flu strains.

One vaccine has been effective against 88 percent of flu viruses known globally; the other works against 95 percent of flu strains that have afflicted the US.

The team is working to persuade pharmaceutical firms to mass-produce the blend.

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