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Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible

Posted: 24th February 2010 by cindy in Emerging Threats, Epidemic
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http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/636221.html   Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn MONDAY, Feb. 22 (Health Day News) — Research in mice suggests the avian flu virus and the ordinary seasonal flu virus could combine to create a new deadly kind of flu, researchers say.   A single bit of genetic material from the seasonal virus converted the avian flu — officially known as H5N1 — into a very dangerous form,the scientists report in a study published in the Feb. 22-26 on line edition of the With the new pandemic H1N1 virus, people sort of forgot about H5N1avian influenza. But the reality is that H5N1 avian virus is still out there,” Kawaoka said. “Our data suggests that it is […]