The PB1-F2 protein in avian influenza viruses can block two immune response pathways in chickens, extending the period of contagion, Pirbright Institute researchers say. They identified how the protein works, and their findings might point the way to new infection control methods.
Researchers ID protein that extends avian influenza transmission period
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