News & Perspective

Mar 05, 2008

Mar 05, 2008

Indonesia: recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation

Editor's note: This story was revised Mar 6 to include a clarification about the frequency of mutations in influenza viruses.

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of dangerous mutations, according to a Reuters report.