Scientists find how deadly new virus infects human cells

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have worked out how a deadly new virus which was unknown in humans until last year is able to infect human cells and cause severe, potentially fatal damage to the lungs. In one of the first detailed studies of the virus – which emerged in the Middle East and has so far infected 15 people worldwide, killing nine of them – Dutch researchers identified a cell surface protein it uses to enter and infect human cells. …