Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 24th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Archives of Virology, "Currently circulating influenza B viruses can be divided into two antigenically and genetically distinct lineages referred to by their respective prototype strains, B/Yamagata/16/88 and B/Victoria/2/87, based on amino acid differences in the hemagglutinin surface glycoprotein.
"During May and July 2005, clinical specimens from two early season influenza B outbreaks in Arizona and southeastern Nepal were...
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