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Chile: Tests show swine flu has jumped to birds

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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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Infected turkeys suffered mild effects; no signs of deadly mutation in virus

AP News Article/MSNBC.com

updated 5:29 p.m. CT, Fri., Aug 21, 2009

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile said Friday that tests show swine flu has jumped to birds, opening a new chapter in the global epidemic.,......

www.msnbc.com

What are the odds that it will mutate into deadlier version of the current strain? Do we have any statisticians that could give us some numbers? Has anyone else heard of it crossing species other than this turkey crossover?

It states in the article that these turkeys are specifically raised for egg laying. Reproduction. They also stated that if it had been turkeys for consumtion,.......

"My understanding is that with the ones that were sick, it was a very mild disease," Lubroth said. "It's significant in that we don't need to recommend any drastic measures, as far as culling the population of turkeys. Let them go through their illness and recover — seven to 10 days — and if they are sound and healthy, they could enter the food chain."

The vet says there weren't any turkeys sick that were for consumption, YET.

Well we know that if they do they're gonna eat em anyway! lol

[edit on 8/22/2009 by pwrthtbe]

[edit on 8/22/2009 by pwrthtbe]




posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:29 PM
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Chile finds swine flu in turkeys
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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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I didn't know someone had beat me to the punch. I'll post on that thread. Sorry about that!



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