Friday, March 03, 2006

Americas: H5N1 in N. America?

An interesting warning has just been issued by Recombinomics Inc that suggests that H5N1 has landed in North America already. The conclusions of Recombinomics is as a result of new combinations in the genetic structure of H5N1 that involves sources that come from the Americas. This all could just be a theory but then Recombinomics has a rather good track record of getting their predictions right.

The WHO continue to guard their own information on the genetic movements of H5N1 to only a few labs around the world, and mere mortals like me just like to ask the silly question of why? Is there an economic reason for an organisation dedicated to world health keeping quiet on the movements of a malevolent virus with a tendency to kill anything that it meets?

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