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Possibility of avian influenza

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Possibility of avian influenza

Postby rama » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:56 am

:D I am an Indonesian. I want to ask about H5N1(avian influenza). Is there any possibility that avian influenza outbreak caused by H5N1 virus in indonesia orchestrated by multinational farmocological company?
If yes can you provide the evidence also to support your opinion! :)
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Postby weesper » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:43 am

No there's a lot of evidence that the virus originated from an avian reservoir in the Guandong province in China where animals in poultry markets have beenfound to be infected with a parental virus. There is no evidence whatsoever that this virus is man-made.
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Postby chemistry_freako » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:40 pm

Yeah agree - it's more that the virus originated from there, (maybe evolved too) but definitely not man-made.

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Postby mkwaje » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:18 am

Man can be the culprit in a lot of disasters and can be capable of doing a lot of ecological damage, but current evidence suggests that the H5N1 virus isn't one of them.
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