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Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Associated Press USA Today ATLANTA – For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the … Continue reading

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Bird flu may not be so deadly after all, new analysis claims

Sharon Begley Reuters Bird flu may be far less lethal to people than the World Health Organization’s assessment of a death rate topping 50 percent, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that adds fuel to the heated controversy over … Continue reading

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Killer bird flu? What’s behind the controversy over bird flu research

Source: LA Times “Engineered Doomsday.” “Mutant Bird Flu.” These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a “bird … Continue reading

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Mass Panic Over Bird Flu Experiments

Source: GRTv The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity made the unprecedented decision last month to call for the censorship of a pair of papers in scientific journals that describe how to make a novel, human transmissible form of … Continue reading

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Bird flu: Research row as US raises terror fears

Source: BBC News US authorities have asked the authors of two controversial bird flu studies to redact key details after a government advisory panel suggested the data could be used by terrorists. The papers show how a bird flu variant … Continue reading

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Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu

Source: Independent A deadly strain of bird flu with the potential to infect and kill millions of people has been created in a laboratory by European scientists – who now want to publish full details of how they did it. … Continue reading

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‘Anthrax isn’t scary at all compared to this’: Man-made flu virus with potential to wipe out many millions if it ever escaped is created in research lab

Source: Daily Mail A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation. The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, … Continue reading

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