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Scary-sounding new virus in the news? Here are the questions you should ask

By Ed Hutchinson, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow
In the US, a dairy-farm worker develops itching, blood-shot eyes. In Australia, a young girl falls ill after a foreign holiday and is rushed to hospital. In Mexico, another man, already ill and bed-bound, becomes seriously unwell and dies. Each of these recent cases was caused by a different strain of influenza virus. In each case,…The Conversation

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