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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Potential flu pandemic lurks

Potential flu pandemic lurks
Boston MA (SPX) May 14, 2013 - In the summer of 1968, a new strain of influenza appeared in Hong Kong. This strain, known as H3N2, spread around the globe and eventually killed an estimated 1 million people. A new study from MIT reveals that there are many strains of H3N2 circulating in birds and pigs that are genetically similar to the 1968 strain and have the potential to generate a pandemic if they leap to humans. ... more

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