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H7N9 influenza virus not adapted to efficient human-to-human transmission

The avian H7N9 influenza virus that emerged earlier this year in China is poorly adapted for sustained transmission between humans, suggesting that the current form of the virus is unlikely to cause a pandemic, according to a new study led by Ian A. Wilson, Ph.D., and James C. Paulson, Ph.D., of The Scripps Research Institute. The study, published in Science, was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, and other organizat…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/nio…

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