Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Study finds puzzling behaviour of new coronavirus, may hint at pattern of spread

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Associated Press – 19 hrs ago

TORONTO - A new study reveals that the new SARS-like virus which has been causing infections in the Middle East behaves unusually in laboratory testing.
The unexpected behaviour of the virus may help to explain the pattern of spread of the cases so far, says senior author Christian Drosten, a leading coronavirus expert.
In essence, the new coronavirus is promiscuous, a term the virologists who authored the study use to describe the fact that it will grow in a variety of different types of animal cells, including cells from people, pigs and several species of bats.

Continued:  http://news.yahoo.com/study-finds-puzzling-behaviour-coronavirus-may-hint-pattern-050943504.html

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