Bird flu detector on-chip

If you’re near avians or their flu, take a look at STMicro’s new bird flu virus detectors.

The chip can differentiate human strains of the Influenza A and B viruses, drug-resistant strains and mutated variants, including the Avian Flu or H5N1 strain.

As we all know, only 236 folks have died of bird flu but that doesn’t stop us all from going nuts and aiming all our guns at a flu strain most of us will never sniff let alone get.

STMicro launches chip to detect bird flu [Reuters]