Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scientists make new H7N9 claim

SCIENTISTS at Fudan University claimed yesterday that the H7N9 bird flu virus originated from poultry or wild bird in eastern China instead of the previous theory that the virus's two major proteins - HA and NA - come from fowl in China and South Korea respectively.

The scientists said their findings were based on generic research and analysis through advanced bioinformatics and it can be important to prevent bird flu in the future.

The new results were published in the latest edition of the US-based Clinical Infectious Diseases.