Science 2.0, one of the blogs I follow, is running a story about the H7N9 influenza virus, which I’ve mentioned before. Worth a read. The electron micrograph of the virus below is from Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe of the CDC.
Prompted by recent news about the H7N9 “bird flu,” the talented team at “Information is Beautiful” produced the graphic above (click on the image to zoom), based on this data. See also this press briefing from the CDC on H7N9. New Zealand readers will be interested in this graphic on influenza in Auckland: