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Studies Suggest Why Few Humans Catch the H5N1 Virus

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1692
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5768.1692b

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This week, two research groups are independently reporting results that help explain why the H5N1 avian influenza virus is so lethal to humans but so difficult to spread; one paper is appearing online this week in Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1125548) and the other in Nature. (Read more.)