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With influenza of all sorts– H5N1, H1N1 and H7N9, winning a media recently, we motionless to excavate in a small deeper and try to transparent adult some questions “people examination a news” might have when they hear these reports day after day.

Hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) Image/CDC

Hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA)

Columbia University Microbiology and Immunology professor, Vincent Racaniello, PhD, assimilated me on a Jan. 18 airing of Outbreak News This Week Radio uncover to answer some questions on this far-reaching trimming topic.

What is a “H”, what is a “N” in influenza descriptions? Dr. Racaniello discusses what Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase (NA) are and what their duty is.

To learn some-more about a “nuts and bolts” of a influenza virus, see Dr. Racaniello’s “Influenza 101″

Racaniello talked about H5N1 avian influenza symptomology and when asked, “What is this pathogen blank that keeps it from being concerned in person-to-person transmission?”, Racaniello said, “That’s a million dollar question.”

“As distant as we know, usually H1, H2 and H3 influenza viruses can broadcast good chairman to person”.

Racaniello gives a extensive story on a speculation on because one anniversary influenza aria predominates one year and not a next, really value a listen.

How do health authorities figure out what influenza strains to incorporate into a anniversary influenza shot? Racaniello explains a process.

He also talks about a implausible and once suspicion unfit thing that happened recently in India–no polio cases in 3 years!

Visit Dr. Racaniello’s website, Virology Blog

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– Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in a areas of health, universe news and politics for a accumulation of online news sources. He frequently writes about spreading illness news for Examiner.com and administers a Outbreak News territory of The Global Dispatch.

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