Friday, 28 February 2014

The next flu drug might already be in your medicine cabinet




On January 31st, billions around the world rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hualan Chen, a scientist with the
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, however, celebrated from her office. Like so many days before, Chen got to work and immediately checked the number of new cases of H7N9 flu that had been recorded overnight. After a small outbreak in 2013 the virus had gone quiet, only to resurge with a vengeance in December.

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