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Bird flu can cross the placenta in pregnant women

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:693

The avian flu virus H5N1 tends to target the lungs, causing overwhelming and often fatal alveolar damage in infected humans. Researchers using sensitive molecular techniques have also found traces of the virus in other organs, most recently in the brain, intestines, …

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