posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by Elliot
So the H7N5 is a combination of three viruses and has been able to travel 400 km.
H7N9 has travelled a helluva lot further than 400 km - it first appeared in Minnesota in 1988 - since then it's spread to several countries in
domestic poultry (trade) and wild birds (migrations). See: Organism Influenza A virus
(A/turkey/Minnesota/38429/1988(H7N9)) EMBL ACZ48625.1
The "triple" assortment refers to swine, bird and human virus hybrids.
Do viruses normally 'combine' in this manner and could it be airbourne?
Such 'combinations' seem to be happening fairly frequently now - but contrary to science dogma, the ability to swap genes between species, genuses,
families and even kingdoms has been around since life began.
I personally suspect a less-lethal clade of H7N9 already is airborne in North America - but China's H7N9 version obviously is NOT airborne yet. ...If
H7N9 recombines again, which it no doubt will, things could get very interesting, biologically speaking.