Saturday, February 22, 2003

Global pandemic fear as chicken flu kills man
"Flu viruses change slightly every year. Every few decades, though, they mutate dramatically, producing a significantly different strain to which humans are more vulnerable. A virus that jumped from animals to humans would produce a significant mutation... But there were fears at the time that, if the virus cross-bred with a milder flu that did move from person to person, it could produce a dangerous strain that would move rapidly around the world."

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