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    Source: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017...3271502372667/
    Newly found immunodeficiency can turn chickenpox virus fatal
    By Amy Wallace | Aug. 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Researchers have found a new genetic mutation that makes the chickenpox virus life-threatening in rare cases. Photo by DarkoStojanovic/PixaBay

    Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified a mutation in a sensor that the immune system uses to detect viruses capable of turning the chickenpox virus deadly in rare cases.

    The study, published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that for two out of every 10,000 people with the genetic mutation, it can lead to inflammation of the brain, and for 20 out of every 10,000 people it can lead to severe pneumonia...



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