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Controversial Bird-Flu Research Published: How Worried Should We Be?

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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Controversial Bird-Flu Research Published: How Worried Should We Be?


blogs.scientifica merican.com

A highly controversial research paper on bird flu was released today by the journal Nature. It shows that a particularly troublesome strain of avian influenza, designated H5N1, which has been worrying public health officials for more than a decade, has the potential to become a human pandemic. In other words, H5N1 bird flu, which so far has been highly lethal to humans but has not acquired the ability to spread easily among us, could do so at any time.
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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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I don't get it, I know they say that it cannot be transmitted but is lethal, but if the two can be combined it would be deadly. If one could, it would be bad news indeed.

So why would you publish the works considering the possibility of it getting into the wrong hands. Don't get me wrong, I am not a scientist, but is it such a good idea ?

blogs.scientifica merican.com
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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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The biggest concern is the US government and the like getting their hands on it.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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