Thursday, 18 April 2013

How to solve a problem like transmission?

Perhaps once Prof Ron Fouchier can get the virus into his ferret model he should be able to definitively answer whether avian influenza A(H7N9) can be transmitted via the airborne route and the real impact of the much discussed mutations found in H7N9 over recent weeks. He will also look at the virus by infecting rhesus macaques and African green monkeys.