Researchers Investigate Flu Evolution in Pigs

US - In a study by the University of Minnesota, designed to simulate how the pandemic 2009 influenza (pH1N1) virus might have evolved, researchers say it took only nine passages in pigs for a virus to gain "greatly enhanced virulence and transmissibility" in pigs, guinea pigs, and ferrets.
calendar icon 21 August 2014
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Charlotte Rowney

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