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Q. Did All Human Infectious Diseases Originate in Domesticated Animals?
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, risks, interesting, disease, illness, domesticated, swine, flu, infectious, measles, mumps, smallpox, animals, humans, research, science, investigation, discovery, study )

Tom
- 3703 days ago - nytimes.com
A. Of 25 infectious diseases that have historically caused high mortality in human beings, many probably reached humans from domesticated animals. including diphtheria, influenza A, measles, mumps, pertussis, rotavirus, smallpox and tuberculosis.
Bird Flu Virus Mutating Into Human-Unfriendly Form
Health & Wellness  (tags: bird flu, virus, mutation, infectious, humans, respiratory tract, pandemic strain )

Eduardo
- 4302 days ago - reuters.com
The H5N1 bird flu virus has mutated to infect people more easily, although it still has not transformed into a pandemic strain. The changes are worrying because of a specific change that could make bird flu grow in the upper respiratory tract of humans.
Scientists Target Future Pandemic Strains of H5N1 Avian Influenza
Health & Wellness  (tags: emergingdiseases, disease, illness, unknown, health, americans, usa, world, infectious, government )

Tamme
- 4330 days ago - www3.niaid.nih.gov
Influenza viruses constantly mutate, however, and vaccines are most effective against the highly specific strains that they are made from. This makes it difficult to predict how effective a vaccine made today will be against a virus that emerges tomorrow
   

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