Humint Events Online: More Swine Flu Creepiness

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Swine Flu Creepiness

The new vaccine contains live-virus given as a mist.

This sounds so awesome:
Public-health officials are breathing a small sigh of relief that the H1N1 swine flu virus hasn’t mutated to become more deadly since emerging last spring. But what are the chances it will?

To find out, scientists at the CDC recently launched experiments in the agency’s labs in which they infected ferrets with both the new H1N1 virus and the highly lethal H5N1 avian flu virus to see if they might “reassort” to create a new hybrid.


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