November 3rd, 2011

Study identifies protein that helps measles virus spread

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Measles is one of the most highly contagious diseases in the world and is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, expelling clouds of aerosolized virus particles. A new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa has identified a receptor protein that allows measles virus to enter the airway cells — the virus’s point of departure from the host.

The Gazette (Iowa), 11/3/11

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Tags: Infectious Diseases

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