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trH3N2 Matches For All Five Patients Signal Pandemic Recombinomics Commentary 01:40 November 18, 2010 The CDC has released full sequences (at GISAID) from the four most recent trH3N2 cases (A/Wisconsin/12/2010, A/Pennsylvania/14/2010, A/Minnesota/09/2010, A/Iowa/16/2009). All four have the same unusual NP seen in Kansas/13/2009. Similarly, all five have D225G in HA and four of the five have E618D in PB1. The only trH3N2 sequences at GISAID with PB1 E618D are from these four patients (not in Iowa/16). This marker is in virtually all pH1N1 sequences, signaling human adaptation. The matches between all five sequences signal human to human transmission and the start of a swine H3N2 pandemic.
Originally posted by dmefoc
Will this be the one that makes us all zombies?
If the CDC says nothing, people will ask "why didnt they warn us? They werent prepared!!" But since they DO say it, people say "oooh fear mongerers!
Date: Fri 12 Nov 2010 Source: AFP via Nordkurier.De [transl., summarised, edited] 17 000 birds killed for fear of bird flu ---------------------------------------- The ministry of Agriculture on Friday [12 Nov 2010] ordered the killing of 17 000 ducks and geese over fears that the LPAI virus detected (H5N2) [see comment] could mutate into the high pathogenic H5N1. The infection was detected on a poultry farm in Parchim, in Germany's state Mecklenburg-West Pommerania [N central Germany], during a routine check visit. No signs of clinical disease were detected.