H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission


One strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. …One strain was able to spread very well it infected 100 percent of the ferrets who were exposed to it through the air.
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