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  • Concerns Grow Over Possible H1N1-H5N1 'Reassortment,' Other Mutations

    12/06/2009 6:39:27 AM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 833+ views
    Homeland Security Insight and Analysis ^ | 01 December 2009 | Anthony L. Kimery
    'The obvious risk is of H5N1 combining with the pandemic [H1N1] virus' Virologists and influenza authorities are becoming increasingly concerned that the 2009 A-H1N1 flu virus could “reassort” with the highly virulent H5N1 avian flu that’s still prevalent in parts of the world like China, and that a mutation could occur resulting in a new strain that has the lethality of H5N1 and the human transmissibility of A-H1N1. The concerns have grown in the wake of revelations that mutations of the H1N1 flu virus had been found in Norway and elsewhere, leading experts to fear that it might just be...
  • Avian Flu Surveillance Project

    05/09/2005 10:18:08 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 2,295 replies · 48,794+ views
    Various ^ | May 9, 2005 | Vanity
    Some folks suggested that we begin a thread similar to the Marsburg Surveillance Project for monitoring developments regarding Avian Flu.The purpose is to have an extended thread where those interested can post articles and comments as this story unfolds.If we're lucky, the story and this thread will fade away.