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New flu virus found in seals

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New flu virus found in seals concerns scientists

Scientists in the United States have identified a new strain of influenza in harbour seals that could potentially impact human and animal health. The virus may have evolved from a type that had been circulating in birds. The virus also has the ability to target a protein found in the human respiratory tract.

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Oh Sh**, we could possibly be screwed here.... :td:

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Oh my,its like the kind circulating in birds,that has never had a bird to human transmission .

Oh no ,where is the new vaccine ! *flails*

Let me guess,its just three steps away from being transmittable to humans ...

Know what's bad about all of this,if there ever is a real pandemic,none of us will believe these fools.

I followed the seals dying last year very closely .

No one EVER mentioned flu ....not in months of all the rescue effort .I even donated money so ....now its the flu ?

Fat chance.

Edited by Simbi Laveau

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just dont get close enough for them to sneeze on you....or trade other bodily fluids...

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This thread reminded of THIS joke. LOL

Edited by BiffSplitkins

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I just read this msyelf on BBC news. Was going to post it as well.

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New flu virus found in seals concerns scientists

Scientists in the United States have identified a new strain of influenza in harbour seals that could potentially impact human and animal health. The virus may have evolved from a type that had been circulating in birds. The virus also has the ability to target a protein found in the human respiratory tract.

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It makes me wonder how many more mammals other than pigs and seals can be a mixing ground for influenza strains. Good story, thanks for posting it.

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We generally don't have close contact with seals like we do pigs so it would be much harder to make the jump. Unless it happens in a zoo.

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Let me guess, they want to start screwing around with the new strain again, right? Lets not publish a paper this time detailing the changes needed to kill us all again, if possible?

Edited by Spid3rCyd3

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