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Militarized H5N1 avian flu strain could kill billions of people

Militarized H5N1 avian flu strain could kill billions of people | Indonesia Viruses and Bacteria | Scoop.it
'Science' editor says he plans to publish controversial H5N1 avian flu study in defiance of government recommendations...

 

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Bird flu news / bird flu in poultry - Latest news and information on bird flu, avian influenza

Catch up with the latest bird flu news from across the globe with our daily bird flu updates...

 

Great site to follow avian flu


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U.N. warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain

U.N. warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain | Indonesia Viruses and Bacteria | Scoop.it
The U.N. warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia.
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WHO calls for publication of the full details of the new avian flu virus

WHO calls for publication of the full details of the new avian flu virus | Indonesia Viruses and Bacteria | Scoop.it
Science and Nature have papers that describe a version of the avian flu that spreads among mammals. The World Health Organization has now weighed in with its thoughts on whether they should be published.

 

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"The publication of the full details of the paper would allow anyone with a reasonable level of molecular biology skill to order up the requisite DNA and produce a copy of the newly evolved virus. That raises the risk that the virus could be spread by a lab that doesn't have the requisite containment expertise, or by someone who intentionally uses it as a weapon."

 

Utter bullshit!  The lab would have to ALSO have the skills in reverse genetics to be able to engineer ss(-)RNA segment expession in a context that would allow reassortment with a live flu virus, in order to make something at all!!


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WHO calls for publication of the full details of the new avian flu virus

WHO calls for publication of the full details of the new avian flu virus | Indonesia Viruses and Bacteria | Scoop.it
Science and Nature have papers that describe a version of the avian flu that spreads among mammals. The World Health Organization has now weighed in with its thoughts on whether they should be published.

 

One comment:

"The publication of the full details of the paper would allow anyone with a reasonable level of molecular biology skill to order up the requisite DNA and produce a copy of the newly evolved virus. That raises the risk that the virus could be spread by a lab that doesn't have the requisite containment expertise, or by someone who intentionally uses it as a weapon."

 

Utter bullshit!  The lab would have to ALSO have the skills in reverse genetics to be able to engineer ss(-)RNA segment expession in a context that would allow reassortment with a live flu virus, in order to make something at all!!


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