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Blood Type A May Predispose to Some Rotavirus Infections, Baylor College of Medicine Study


4/16/2012 7:22:14 AM

Whether you become infected by some strains of rotavirus may depend on your blood type. Some strains of rotavirus find their way into the cells of the gastrointestinal tract by recognizing antigens associated with the type A blood group, a finding that represents a new paradigm in understanding how this gut pathogen infects humans, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in an online report in the journal Nature.

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