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Ian Bell
01/14/06 05:12
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#107386 - The Problem
Responding to: Steve M. Taylor's previous message
Steve M. Taylor said:
Farshid Jafari Harandi said:
I've heard it dosen't easily spreads between Humans.

The thing is that flu viruses mutate, and even the cases in Turkey are different from the original Asian versions of H5N1. IF it changes only fairly slightly, it could become as virulent as the influenza that killed millions in 1918-1919 - when it killed more than the first world war.


They tend to mutate when humans get infected and at present only humans who have lots of contact with birds get infected. Every human who gets it is a factory replicating the virus.These replications are prone to error and the problem is when an error produces a form that is transmitted from human to human. Ubtil that happens we done even know what variant we are fighting so we don't know what to vaccinate against.

Fingers crossed.


List of 7 messages in thread
Bird Flu      Mahmood Elnasser      01/13/06 17:19      
   We do      Kai Klaas      01/13/06 17:52      
      spread between human      Farshid Jafari Harandi      01/13/06 18:52      
         Not yet.      Steve M. Taylor      01/14/06 02:46      
            The Problem      Ian Bell      01/14/06 05:12      
               Even bigger problem      Rob Klein      01/14/06 06:53      
                  More problems      Ian Bell      01/14/06 09:10      

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