Saturday, January 14, 2006

News - H5N1 mutated: now it can easier affect human cells - Russian News - REGNUM

A mutation has been registered at the bird flu strain in Turkey. Now it can easier affect human cells, than birds’ ones. This conclusion was the result of a research conducted by the World Health Organization and special British Council on Medical Research in Mill-Hill near London. They investigate two fatal cases caused by H5N1 strain.
The H5N1 strain that caused the death of one of the dead was mutated in receptor fixation system, says the statement of WHO and the British laboratory. The discovered mutations do not allow the bird flu infection spreading from one person to another, of what specialists are feared most.
Total number of dead persons because of bird flu in Turkey reached three persons, 18 are infected, informs RTR-Vesti.

H5N1 mutated: now it can easier affect human cells - Russian News - REGNUM

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