The Story of Influenza Antivirals: Part 1
Laying the ground for the pandemic
‘The first human influenza virus was isolated in 1933 by Smith, Andrewes and Laidlaw. By the 1950s, there was great interest in developing influenza antivirals, but although many were deemed promising, none made it beyond the first human experiments or even larger trials.
Influenza antivirals are specifically designed to interfere with the development a…