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The 12 people with the new swine flu strain live in Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Officials for the Centers for Disease Control say the sample size of H3N2 infections is too small to know whether it will pose a threat to the population at large.
"It's a very small sample and it's geographically spread, which makes it more difficult to get a handle on it," says Jeffrey Dimond, a CDC spokesman. "Most of the cases have come through direct contact with the animals, through the 4H Club and that sort of thing."
Originally posted by FlyersFan
ATS Thread - H3N2V Outbreak in CONUS - Human to Human
Originally posted by soficrow
Big Pharma mucks with viruses and other pathogens all the time - it's the only way to develop vaccines and medications.
The research you cite is unusual only because the researchers wanted to share their findings - they were NOT compelled to publish, they were prevented from doing so.