Sunday, December 11, 2005

Ukraine Avian Flu "Unique"

Ukraine Bird flu "Unique Strain"

I haven't found the details yet but according to this report, :

Kiev, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) A strain of the avian flu virus found in nine Ukrainian villages is unique in the world and quite dangerous to humans, TV ICTV reported Sunday.

ICTV said the characteristics of this variant do not coincide with any other mutation on the planet, but definite data on this H5N1 strain will not be known until Western European experts complete their studies.

What are the implications for such a finding?

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