Researcher Combines Computers, Biology to Track Flu

Veterinary Practice News

An assistant professor in systems biology at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has combined computers and biology to track animal flu viruses.

During graduate studies in China, Henry Wan, DVM, MS, Ph.D., became the first scientist to isolate the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, according to MSU. Shortly after, highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreaks occurred in poultry in Asia, Europe and Africa.

More than 440 confirmed human cases across 15 countries were caused by the virus. About 60 percent of them were fatal.

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