The ability of certain pathogens, such as those which cause malaria, influenza and HIV, to disguise themselves and evade host immunity poses an enormous challenge to developing vaccines against these important diseases. Just what do these bugs have in their wardrobes that enables them to keep outwitting us? Can we find a way to use this knowledge against them?
In a world consisting of a startling number of A-list actors, an unknown and highly contagious virus takes hold around the world. As scientists search for a cure to the epidemic, panic spreads. Torn between believing the politicians and the blogosphere, people loot shops, stockpile food and flee infected cities.
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