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Chinese scientists’ findings on the H7N9 virus


A study published in the Nature Communication announced that Chinese scientist discovered in Hangzhou a human blood protein that would be associated with the H7N9 virus. Blood plasma levels of angiotensin II are higher in H7N9 patients and could be the root of physical deterioration.

According to Li Lanjuan, researcher at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and specialist in H7N9 prevention, this new finding may be a significant help in clinical practice and the executive editor of Nature Communication commented that ‘this study will provide a new perspective to H7N9 pathology and potential threatment for the future cases’.

Source: Shanghai Daily                                                                Publication Date: 2014-05-09