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Five things to know about the H5 virus, also known as bird flu
Tuesday April 07th 2015, 3:44 PM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has placed two southern Ontario farms under quarantine after identifying H5 virus, also known as bird flu, on the premises. What is bird flu? All versions of the flu contain two types of protein — hemagglutinin, or “H” protein, and neuraminidase, or “N” protein. Since there are 16 H types and nine N types, 144 distinct variations of bird flu are possible.

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