Composite of a killer

March 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;03/10/98, Vol. 158 Issue 5, p581
Academic Journal
Discusses the Hong Kong `bird flu' that infected 13 people and caused four deaths in 1997, dubbed A/Hong Kong/156/97. The flu being one of many that affect poultry and waterfowl; Mentions of the virus' genetic inserts that code for extra amino acids located next to a crucial spot where cellular enzymes break apart the protein coat of the virus, allowing it to infect cells.


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