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View Diary: H1N1, cytokine storm, autoimmune response and your body's home-grown terrorists! (77 comments)

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  •  NY, okay, where is it hiding for 90 years? (0+ / 0-)

    NY, is the vector swine?  Where has this been for 90 years?  This may just be an intelligence gathering foray and the actual virus won't be ready for a few more cycles.  Like Osama bin Laden, where in the world, in what cave -- dark place, is this virus hiding?

    •  H1N1 has been around... (0+ / 0-)

      ...since 1918, probably well before. The strains are mutants. So if you've had a previous H1N1, or get the seasonal flu vaccination (usually has an H1N1 component) it won't protect against the 'novel' variety that showed up in Mexico City. And if that H1N1 mutates again, neither of this year's flu shots will protect against it.

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