Making Bird-Flu More Lethal In Labs Warn Scientists (Videos)

Monday, December 23, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Susan Duclos
Monday, December 23, 2013

Scientists are warning via a letter given to the European Commission signed by 50 eminent names in the scientific community, of dangers from research being conducted which would make the H5N1 bird-flu virus even more dangerous by learning what it would take to make it go airborne. As of now it is deemed “difficult” to pass from human to human through air droplets.

The fatality rate is approximately 50 percent, one accident like the 1977 outbreak of the H1NI virus which is believed to have been caused by a release of dangerous pathogens from a laboratory in the former Soviet Union, could cause a full-scale pandemic which would be worse that 1918 pandemic flu that killed tens of millions.

In June 2012 it was reported that according to scientists some bird flu virus strains were just “three mutations away from being passable by humans.”

A little over a year later the CBC reports, in December 2013, that a Chinese woman “died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time, a development that the World Health Organization called worrisome.”

No one is claiming that the death of the 73 year old is the result of experiments, but it is proof enough that these bird flu virus strains are already mutating on their own and they certainly don’t need any help from mad scientists which could cause the death of millions with one case of human error.

In the video news report below, yet another strain of bird flu is discussed, one that has been passed between humans for the first time.

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