WHO First Suggested Reassortment
of H1N1 and H5N1 Bird Flu In 2004
The World Health Organization (WHO) had suggested in 2004 that
an exchange of genetic material between H1N1 and H5N1 was a possibility
due to the widespread nature of the virus.
"This would be a catastrophic reassortment," stated
virologist Gregory Evans. "Depending on how H1N1/H5N1 recombine,
if we incorporate the evidence we now have of indirect mixtures
and antiviral resistance, the implications could be devasting."
The WHO stated:
"The chances for genetic reassortment depend upon both
the duration of H5N1 circulation in pigs as well as the simultaneous
presence of human and pig influenza A viruses (such as H3N2 or
H1N1). As long as human and avian influenza viruses are co-circulating
- whether in humans or in pigs - the possibility of an exchange
of genetic material-exists."
Russian doctors have recently stated that a new flu virus might
appear as a result of reassortment between the swine flu and bird
"We have been monitoring it very closely," Gennady
Onishchenko told journalists.
The combination of H5N1 bird flu and H1N1 viruses could become
a monstrous hybrid - a virus that combines high mortality rate
of the former and ability to transmit efficiently among people
of the latter.
Recent media reports have stated that a swine flu mutation is
now resistant to the antiviral Tamiflu. The change that created
Tamiflu resistance has been found in about 75 people around the
world, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, chief flu adviser to the W.H.O.s
Dr. Fukuda also said W.H.O. scientists were not sure
of the level of threat posed by a separate mutation that helps
the virus reach the lungs. It has been found in Norway, Ukraine,
Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico and the United States, in both serious
and mild cases.
The vaccines administered for H1N1 will be ineffective against
the new reassorted strain of H1N1/H5N1 Flu and the world may face
a more deadlier pandemic then the current H1N1 outbreak or possibly
even deadlier than 1918.
Four months ago, a sample taken from a 28 year-old man who arrived
at the port of Safaga from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah
[pilgrimage] has tested positive for [both] bird and swine flu
[that is, presumably avian influenza (H5N1) virus and pandemic
(H1N1) 2009 virus infections]. He was immediately detained and
held in isolation in a hospital in Hurghada.
Dr. Patricia Doyle on the H1N1/H5N1 mix :
The WHO and CDC are quiet about it, first of all because it
would spoil (or as they say in Brooklyn, sperl) their vaccine
plans for us. Why would anyone take a vaccine that doesn't cover
the most deadly strain of pandemic virus, the new H5N1/H1N1? These
alphabet agencies know that there is an alternative media out
there, getting the word out. Way out to the world.
My guess is, and it is just a guess, that this co-infection
will develop into a major strain subunit and be the deadly virus
easily transmitted human to human. My guess is that it will also
spread like wildfire in the avian population and thus become endemic
as we see with H5N1.
They don't want people to know until they can put a spin on
this. You can bet they have their spin docs working over-time
on this one.
Once a vaccination against H1N1 is started, the virus will re-assort
itself into a hybrid H1N1/H5N1 strain or mutate into a new H5N1
strain as its already start mutating in pigs and turkey. The current
H1N1 strain, contains synthetically gene spliced strains of two
forms of human flu viruses, two forms of swine flu viruses, and
a single form of avian flu virus.
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