N&H TOP LINE: Flu virus study to guide vaccine research

New analysis of H9N2 strain of avian flu could help prevent veterinary and human pandemics. ALSO: Biopathway can turn waste into chicken feed.

A new study of a strain of avian influenza virus that poses a risk to both poultry and human health will help guide surveillance efforts and ensure that vaccines are more effective to help prevent serious outbreaks.

The H9N2 virus contributes to significant losses in poultry production across Asia and also has the potential for creating new viruses that can infect humans, with infections reported across China, Bangladesh and Egypt. It can also act as a donor of genes to other zoono

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