I think that this report is something out of the ordinary that we all should keep an eye on.
China, with it's huge population - not to mention Chinese cities with very high population densities - is arguably one of the best incubators for DNA
mutations in viruses.
Here's an extract from the AP report:
BEIJING — China has detected eight cases of swine flu mutation, a health official said Wednesday, amid longstanding concerns among scientists that
the virus could change into a more dangerous form. Last week, the World Health Organization said it was investigating samples of variant swine flu
linked to two deaths in Norway.
And another from Reuters:
China expert warns of pandemic flu mutation
So, what do you think? Cause for concern, or just more H1N1 hyperbole?
[edit on 25-11-2009 by mckyle]