Friday, October 22, 2010

New strain of swine flu emerges

Maggie Fox
Reuters

The H1N1 swine flu virus may be starting to mutate, and a slightly new form has begun to predominate in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, researchers reported on Thursday.

More study is needed to tell whether the new strain is more likely to kill patients and whether the current vaccine can protect against it completely, said Ian Barr of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, Australia and colleagues.

"However, it may represent the start of more dramatic antigenic drift of the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) viruses that may require a vaccine update sooner than might have been expected," they wrote in the online publication Eurosurveillance.

It is possible it is both more deadly and also able to infect people who have been vaccinated, they said.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait til they make flu shots mandatory or you won't receive your Social Security check. Do these people ever give it a rest?

Anonymous said...

The government created the flu like they did AIDS and Lyme. Theyre part of the end-time pestilences to kill us off before we realize the chemtrails are hiding Planet X.

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