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If someone exposed to the mixture had been co-infected with H5N1 and H3N2, the person could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people. That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created.
Baxter International finds clue that heparin blood-thinner problem originated in China Posted by The Associated Press March 05, 2008 16:12PM
WASHINGTON -- Some of Baxter International's recalled blood thinner heparin contained large amounts of a contaminant that might explain hundreds of serious side effects. And the government said Wednesday it's not clear if what appears to be a fake ingredient got there by accident or was fraud.
The Food and Drug Administration said 19 deaths from allergic-type reactions are now associated with the recalled drug, up from four.
Baxter insisted the contaminant further points suspicion at ingredient suppliers in China, which are under increasing scrutiny after a wave of recalls involving food, drug and toy imports. blog.cleveland.com...