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  •  Actually it's been around since the late 50's (0+ / 0-)

    Thanks!

    Source?

    This should be great.

    •  it should be great! I can't wait! (1+ / 0-)
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      WHO, see table. It was first described in Scotland in 1959.

      Also, see Wikipedia, or google it and you'll verify.

      The first known strain of HPAI A(H5N1) (called A/chicken/Scotland/59) killed two flocks of chickens in Scotland in 1959; but that strain was very different from the current highly pathogenic strain of H5N1. The dominant strain of HPAI A(H5N1) in 2004 evolved from 1999 to 2002 creating the Z genotype.[7] It has also been called "Asian lineage HPAI A(H5N1)".

      It took a while to get to where it is. Why do you think it's done evolving?

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu May 25, 2006 at 11:08:01 AM PDT

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      •  Evolving (0+ / 0-)

        I never wrote or suggested that "it's done evolving".

        This attempt to preempt the Avian flu is schizophrenic and ultra-paranoid.

        In method, it parallels the rationale for the attack Saddam Hussein before he attacks us.

        FUCKING WEIRD!!!

        Pure bull shit!

        As of today, it is physically and statistcally not a problem.

        •  who are you trying to convince of that? (0+ / 0-)
          yourself? Read the other comments in this post, especially the ones trying to enlighten you.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Thu May 25, 2006 at 11:28:37 AM PDT

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