News of the WeekAVIAN INFLUENZA

Hybrid Viruses Fail to Spread

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Science  04 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5787, pp. 601-602
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5787.601a

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Scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created potential pandemic viruses that combine genes from a human influenza virus and the H5N1 avian influenza strain and report this week that the hybrid viruses are, at least in ferrets, relatively benign. (Read more.)