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Influenza Virus Mutations Could Result In Pandemic Flu

If two recently emerged avian influenza virus strains mutate and acquire the ability to become easily human transmissible, they could create a pandemic flu, researchers from MIT reported in the journal Cell. The two bird (avian) flu strains - H5N1 and H7N9 - do not currently transmit easily from human-to-human. However, it would only take one or just a few genetic mutations to change all that...

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