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View Diary: H5N1: Liberate The Sequences! Free The Researchers! (70 comments)

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    strain had an unusal pathology that made it particularly lethal for 25-35 yr olds.  Ouch.  I haven't researched the recent H1N1 human cases, though 97 may not give us a clear picture.

    Influenza isn't biased, its just looking to survive.  It would care not to kill its host, but this strain isnt used to humans... and its more our body's fault as it is usually the immune response (i.e. "Flu-like symptoms") that causes fatalities in influenza cases.

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