Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 6th, 2001
"In 1997, an H5N1 avian influenza A/Hong Kong/156/97 virus [was] transmitted directly to humans and killed six of the 18 people infected," said I.A. Leneva and colleagues, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "In 1999, another avian A/Hong/1074/99 (H9N2) virus caused influenza in two children. In such cases in which vaccines are unavailable, antiviral drugs are crucial for prophylaxis and therapy."
In search of those new antiviral agents, the Leneva team...
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