Pedagogy, librarianship, health (and maybe other things).
Friday, February 02, 2007
Mutation in influenza viruses
A paper in Science this week reports that a small mutation to the 1918 influenza virus makes it far less likely to be transmitted between ferrets. An accompanying news item looks at some of the implications of this: perhaps a similar and small mutation might make the H5N1 virus more easily transmissible between humans?