Study identifies protein that helps measles virus spread

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by

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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