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November 14, 2005

H5N1 Avian Flu Causes Dangerous Cytokine Storm

and evolution. Scientists might have identified one of the reasons why the bird flu virus H5N1 is so... caused by H5N1 in humans, which can escalate into life-threatening pneumonia and acute respiratory...', induced by the virus H5N1 in human lung cells, in vitro. The authors compared protein levels induced by strains of the H5N1 virus that had appeared in Hong Kong in 1997 (H5N1/97) and Vietnam in 2004 (H5N1/04), with levels induced by the human flu virus H1N1. Their results show that H5N1 is a much

Posted by dymaxion at November 14, 2005 10:45 AM

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