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Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans

Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. A new analysis suggest that two deadly flu viruses, variants of subtypes H10N8 and H6N1, have not acquired changes that would allow them to infect people easily.Credit: […]

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New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1

New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1

Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60 percent mortality rate for the latter. Luckily, this virus has yet to achieve human-to-human transmission, but a small number […]