Thursday, October 06, 2005

Spanish Flu, reborn

See this article by Ian Sample, Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1585977,00.html). The virus that caused the Spanish Flu has been recreated by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The Spanish Flu appeared during the First World War, and caused far more deaths than that brutal war itself. This flu strain is said to be "extremely effective".

From the article: "The genetic sequence is also being made available to scientists online, a move which some fear adds a further risk of the virus being created in other labs."

Coincidentally, I posted this 5 days ago, regarding some folks who want to eliminate vaccination.

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