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The alert comes after people started to fall victim to seasonal flu and the more virulent swine flu at the same time.
Such a rare incidence creates the risk of a lethal mutation, leading to an “ominous” super-flu virus for which humans have almost no immunity, said medical scientists.
Dr Peter Hotez, a world-renowned infectious disease expert, warned: “Highly infectious strains of the virus against which humans have little defence can spread from one continent to another within 24 hours.” He said the fact scientists had detected the rare double-flu infection highlighted the need
The killer virus alert comes after flu surveillance experts in Cambodia confirmed the unusual incidence of people being infected with seasonal flu and pandemic swine flu at the same time. The worst-case scenario for many disease experts is that bird flu and a human flu strain combine to create a lethal new virus that is easily transmitted among people. So far, the bird flu virus has shown very limited ability to pass from human to human. But it is thought to be only a matter of time until someone already infected with a strain like swine flu is also hit with bird flu. The fear is that it will then mutate into a super-flu that could wipe out millions of people and spread across the globe within weeks.
According to a report today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the people with double infections in Cambodia recovered and the two flu strains did not combine into a new virus.
A NEW strain of killer flu which could spread to Britain within 24 hours is “one of the biggest biological threats of our time”, experts warned.
And its a complete BS scare story.
A new deadly strain of super-flu could spread to Britain within 24 hours, experts have warned.
The potential for bird flu and human flu to combine and form a new virus has been described as 'one of the biggest biological threats of our time'
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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by tarifa37
Seriously you guys make me laugh sometimes... always saying these stories are BS and here just to scare us all
Hmmm.... i dont know what to believe anymore.... i guess i'll just wait and see what this winter brings.
What do you think about wearing 'surgical masks' .... just in case....
BTW Contagion is a good Film if you havn;'t seen it already.
I HAVE READ ALL THE REPLIES BUT I DON'T THINK I NEED TO REPLY TO ALL OF THEM.edit on 3-11-2011 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by YarlanZey
And so it all starts. Actually I was expecting this alot sooner.
As someone has posted before this is an IF situation not an IS situation.
If we had this -20 mini ice age would it kill off all the bugs (or is that just a myth) cos you can't have it both ways.