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Friday, May 17, 2013

H1N1 discovered in marine mammals

H1N1 discovered in marine mammals
Davis CA (SPX) May 17, 2013 - Scientists at the University of California, Davis, detected the H1N1 (2009) virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began, according to a study published May 15, in the journal PLOS ONE. It is the first report of that flu strain in any marine mammal. "We thought we might find influenza viruses, which have been found bef ... more

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