Hong Kong Scientists Create Method Of Detecting Bird Flu In Humans
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Scientists in Hong Kong report creation of a new method of making an accurate determination of how flu viruses, including the H5N1 bird flu, attach to human cells to cause infections. The team of researchers at Hong Kong University Pasteur Research Centre said it was able to use artificial means to determine when the cells attach. Understanding the process is key to detecting the moment human-to-human transmission of bird flu occurs. The virus currently has trouble infecting human cells, but scientists fear that process will become easier through mutations. (Click here for more
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