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PB2 mutations arising during H9N2 influenza evolution in the Middle East confer enhanced replication and growth in mammals

Submitted by nbertini on July 8, 2019 - 03:30 PM

Study investigating evolutionary dynamics of endemic avian influenza virus H9N2 in the Middle East. Its continuous prevalence has generated a more optimized replication phenotype, leading to an expanded viral host range, including mammals, which may pose public health risks beyond current outbreaks.

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Public Library of Science, Pathogens

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Yasuha Arai, et al.

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