Thursday, October 08, 2009

Are You Ready for Some Mutated H1N1 "Swine Flu" in Your City?

Everywhere I look I see something about the flu. Its marketing team has certainly gotten some prime placement. I've even had people ask me in passing if I was going to get the seasonal flu and/or the H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine? H*ll no!

I am pretty confident that the H1N1 was created in some lab using a supercomputer to sequence the DNA structure with a batch of all types of nasty ingredients. I can't prove it, but that explanation makes the most sense to me. How else could a random pig flu just pop up in April and spread around the globe at record speed? The funny thing is the so-called H1N1 "swine flu" is not really a swine flu. It is more like a Frankenstein Flu with bits and pieces of all types of flu viruses.

Though known as “swine” flu, John Tudor, PhD, a microbiologist at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia notes this may be a misnomer. “Analysis of the genome indicates it contains genetic fragments from Asian and European pigs as well as birds and humans of unknown source. Since the origin of the genetic elements came from four sources, it’s called a quadruple reassortment virus.”

The current version of H1N1 "swine flu" is fairly mild unless you have a pre-existing condition. However, if this virus mutates like this article predicts is possible, then who knows what may happen to the population.

Infectious disease experts are awaiting the mutation of the novel H1N1 influenza virus.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are constantly monitoring the virus as it spreads,” says Tudor, “but there is no way to predict where, when or if mutation will occur.”

Source: Infection Control Today

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