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University of East Anglia research could contain infectious disease outbreaks

Research led by Drs Diana Bell and Kelly Edmunds at the UEA School of Biological
Sciences has identified a rapid response which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine flu and SARS before they take hold.

Focusing on the avian flu virus strain H5N1, research published today in the journal PLOS ONE identifies key stages in the poultry trade chain which lead to its transmission to other birds, animals and humans.

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