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Swine Flu Found in Elephant Seals

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California.

Scientists say this is the first time marine mammals have been found to carry the H1N1 flu strain, which originated in pigs. The seals seem to have picked up the virus while at sea, but it's unclear how this happened.

http://www.livescien...hant-seals.html

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