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Bat flu can spread to humans: should we be worried?

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Scientists first discovered bat flu viruses in 2012. Although these were influenza A viruses, there was something strange about them – the way they infected their host’s cells seemed to be different from other influenza A viruses. Given the justified fear over zoonotic diseases (those that cross from animals to humans, such as bird flu), the race was on to discover how these viruses operated.

Period26/02/2019

Scientists first discovered bat flu viruses in 2012. Although these were influenza A viruses, there was something strange about them – the way they infected their host’s cells seemed to be different from other influenza A viruses. Given the justified fear over zoonotic diseases (those that cross from animals to humans, such as bird flu), the race was on to discover how these viruses operated.

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TitleBat flu can spread to humans: should we be worried?
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
Duration/Length/Size5 pages
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/02/19
DescriptionScientists first discovered bat flu viruses in 2012. Although these were influenza A viruses, there was something strange about them – the way they infected their host’s cells seemed to be different from other influenza A viruses. Given the justified fear over zoonotic diseases (those that cross from animals to humans, such as bird flu), the race was on to discover how these viruses operated.
Producer/AuthorMuhammad Munir
PersonsMuhammad Munir