Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Need for flu surveillance reiterated Study of Korean pigs finds virus with pandemic potential

Pandemic potential

Choi wanted to assess the pandemic potential of Korean strains. His team tested two H1N2 and two H3N2 viruses isolated from pig abattoirs before the 2009 pandemic. Most of these viruses did not cause any signs of serious disease in ferrets.

Continued:  http://www.nature.com/news/need-for-flu-surveillance-reiterated-1.11382

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