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Scientist reveals how he made bird flu that could spread between people

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:42 PM
Here is a piece of the article, Website included.

A scientist whose work was deemed too dangerous to publish by US biosecurity advisers revealed for the first time on Tuesday how he created a hybrid bird flu virus that is spread easily by coughs and sneezes.

In a conference presentation that was webcasted live to the public, he detailed how his team created the deadly virus. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison described experiments that pinpointed four genetic mutations enabling the virus to spread between ferrets kept in neighbouring cages. The animals are considered the best models of how the infection might spread between people.

In December the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) called for sections of Kawaoka's work to be deleted from a paper in the British science journal Nature, amid fears that a rogue state might use the information to create a biological weapon.

The NSABB raised similar concerns over a paper by Dr Ron Fouchier at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. That study, describing another mutant bird flu strain that can also be spread through the air between ferrets, is under consideration at the US journal Science.

This is scary...

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:58 PM
What an idiot.

Complete disregard for common sense.

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 07:02 PM
It won't be long now before the Gov's use the "fear" threat of bio-terrorism of this formula for more control....

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 07:12 PM
reply to post by Thisbseth

amid fears that a rogue state might use the information to create a biological weapon.

"Rogue State"?

Other than the one that created it? The "Rogue State" that tried to keep that big bomb technology a secret and then be the only one in history to use it on civilians?

Is this the Rogue State we should be fearing? I believe it is.

You don't create WMD's to NOT use them.


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