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Research on contagious bird flu strain classified

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 22, 2011

Authorities in the United States have classified a scientific report on how the deadly H5N1 virus that spreads like wildfire among birds can also be made to go viral among humans. The decision was made on recommendation from the National Bio-Security Council.

The government fears discoveries about new strains of the H5N1 virus can be used by terrorists for creating a devastating biological weapon.


Photo: RIA Novosti

The strain that has been known up to now only rarely jumps to humans and is not contagious among them.

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