Immunity in Aging

This study will examine immunity in a very large group of healthy individuals between the ages of 21 up to 100+ years. The goal of the study is to learn why some individuals have an increased sensitivity to new infections, such as West Nile Virus, and/or poor response to vaccinations (such as the flu vaccine). This information will be used to discover which parts of immunity may not be working properly.

Primary disease category: Aging

This study is enrolling healthy volunteers.

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Projected enrollment dates: February 2014 to February 2020

Official study title: Immunological Vulnerability and West Nile Virus Infection in Humans