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Scripps Research Institute

Good News So Far on H7N9 Flu Strain

Caption: A study from The Scripps Research Institute showed that H7N9 is still mainly adapted for infecting birds, not humans. This image from the work shows the binding of avian-like glycan receptors (yellow spheres) to the 2013 H7N9 influenza virus hemagglutinin (in ribbon diagram).

Credit: Rui Xu, The Scripps Research Institute

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