Structure of avian flu virus confirmed

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 24 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:247
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Researchers have confirmed the molecular structure of the avian influenza virus that has so far killed six people in Hong Kong. The structure offers clues about why the strain is so deadly in both birds and people.

    A team led by Kanta Subbarao of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta isolated an avian H5N1 influenza virus from a 3 year old boy who is thought to have died from the …

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