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NEWS: AIDS to help spread bird flu

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posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 07:38 PM
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Dr. Robert Webster reports that if the H5N1 bird flu mixes with AIDS there will be big problems. He states that it is possible people with AIDS could harbour the H5N1 strain of bird flu. With the mixing of this strain and AIDS, the flu would become much more deadly and dangerous to humans. He states that when birds from infected areas migrate to East Africa this could occur. It so happens that these birds are already on there way. Health expert Laurie Garett explains, "vast populations of HIV positive people could be obliterated by the pandemic flu".
 



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Bird flu could readily mutate into a pandemic form if it infects people with Aids, a flu expert has warned.

Dr Robert Webster said it was possible people with Aids, who have depressed immune systems, could harbour the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

This would potentially give it the opportunity to become better adapted - and more dangerous - to humans.




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This article is very interesting in brings up some scary outcomes. Hopefully a large pandemic will not break out, however it seems inevitable with birds already migrating fom infected areas.




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