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New Strain of Flu Is Mixture of Human, Swine & Bird

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:57 PM
This is truly frightening as no hogs were involved, these 2 strains were passes via human to human contact. There are antivirals but I'm certainly not offering myself up as a guinea pig!

2 children sickened by new strains of flu virus

posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:10 PM
We've had threads on this before.

H3N2 is by no means a new strand of flu virus. It has been around since the turn of the century and kills thousands of people each year.

The article also talks about H1N2, saying the boy is one of two people in the entire us to ever have it. H1N2 has also been around for a long time, longer than H3N2. H1N2 has infected thousands of people, but very few people have died from it.

ETA: Of course pigs were not involved. Once a human has a flu virus they can pass it to any other human being. Swine flu isn't only contactable from swines, it just originated from swines.
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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by claireaudient

Here's a quick history of swine/bird/human flu's from 2009: H1N1 Flu: A Tale of Evolution, Economics, Power Politics and International Law.

H1N1 swine flu caused the 1918 flu pandemic: the same type (A) and strain (H1N1) behind the current crisis, but a different branch or "clade." Classical H1N1 viruses were "virtually the exclusive cause" of swine flu in the U.S. and Canada from 1930 (when they were first isolated) to 1998. Then things changed.

Here's a lot of background on H5N1 bird flu from 2006: Spin and Counterspin: New Bird Flu Mutation has 91% Fatality Rate in Humans

A new H5N1 bird flu mutation with a 91% fatality rate in humans appeared this month: between March 1 and March 24 of 2006, the WHO reported 12 new H5N1 cases with 11 deaths. By comparison, H5N1’s fatality rate was 50% in 2004 and 2005 with a total of 131 new cases and 66 deaths. The new virulently fatal Asian H5N1 mutation creates a second genetic track for H5N1 to spread easily from human-to-human. It is spreading through Asia, Europe and Africa and is expected to enter North America with migratory birds, if not on consumer goods or with travellers. The mainstream media is focusing on studies that show humans are resistant to airborne H5N1. Few acknowledge that the H5N1 virus is shed in bodily fluids and spreads mainly via wastewater into waterways, and on physical contact. The virus can live for months on cold surfaces and up to 200 days in water; it infects fish, and animals that drink contaminated water. Unlike most flus, H5N1 can enter the human body through the gut as well as the respiratory system - via contaminated water and infected meat.

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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by claireaudient

Must catch a tv show called regenisis, in the first season it explains how they weaponize the three viruses, into one weapon, cure one the other two become active and kill you, the antibiotics are the trigger

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