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New Mutation of H1N1 China-update now Hong Kong - Event Date: December 04 2009

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    Posted: December 04 2009 at 4:43am
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-11/26/content_9051932.htm

Genetic mutation of H1N1 flu found in China

(Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-11-26 02:47
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BEIJING: Genetic mutation had been detected in eight A/H1N1 flu cases on the Chinese mainland, an official with the Chinese National Influenza Center said here Wednesday.

Shu Yuelong, director of the center, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Health, said in an interview that the mutated virus was not resistant to drugs and could be prevented by vaccines.


According to Shu, the first mutated strain of the A/H1N1 flu was discovered in June this year in an imported case from Britain. Similar strain was detected three months later in Zhejiang Province.

comment: That would be September- it is figured if news is released later .. look at update on article which was on the 26th of November.. it will have little effect and not be considered current.  It matters this data was hidden.

comment: China loves to delay release of vital news- i.e. the mutation of H1N1 which CDC has been denying for almost 6 months

The health department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced one human swine influenza (HSI) virus which had the same mutation as the one detected in Norway recently.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), same mutation had been found in other countries including Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine and the United States.

"Mutations were almost inevitable in influenza viruses," Shu said.

Shu said the mutation detected recently was isolated and the cases were not interrelated to each other.

"This kind of mutant virus has been found in patients with slight and heavy symptoms as well as those who have recovered. The virus has not widely spread so far," said Yu Hongjie, an expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The WHO concluded that the mutation' s affection to the public health had not been clear but it reminded health workers to strengthen the monitoring of the flu virus, Yu added.

"As far as we know, the vaccines are still effective in the prevention of this kind of mutant virus." said Chen Weiyun, spokeswoman for the WHO Representative Office in China.

Chen said the WHO had not decided to shift its focus from battling the flu to combating its virus mutations.

If the study revealed that mutations would be a threat, the WHO would advise the governments of all countries to adjust their measures.

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The concerns have grown in the wake of revelations that mutations of the H1N1 flu virus had been found in Norway and elsewhere, leading experts to fear that it might just be a matter of time before there’s a reassortment of H1N1 and H5N1.

This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) reported very high pandemic activity in Italy, Norway, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation (Urals region), and Sweden.

Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine also reported high pandemic activity.

Meanwhile, authorities said they believe the peak of the A-H1N1 pandemic’s second wave hasn’t yet been reached in some parts of the world.

WHO said it’s keeping a “very careful” eye on the reported mutations in order to ascertain whether it is causing more severe illness diseases than the A-H1N1 virus.

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backtracking a little- but sometimes they hold the news- as you might expect- this mutation-the worse variant and also still verifying in the U.S. hits Hong Kong

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-11/24/content_9026156.htm

H1N1 flu virus mutation detected in HK
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Updated: 2009-11-24 00:38HONG KONG: Hong Kong's Department of Health announced Monday that it had found the same mutation in a H1N1 flu virus sample as the one detected in Norway recently.

The department said that it had examined the genetic sequence of H1N1 flu viruses in its monitoring system. Out of the 123 sequences studied, one sample showed the same mutation as the Norway strain.

The virus was taken from a year-old boy who developed flu-like symptoms July 22. He was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital July 25 and discharged three days later. He has recovered.

Mutations are frequently encountered in influenza viruses. According to the World Health Organization, the same mutation of the virus has been found on the Chinese Mainland and in other countries, including Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine and the United States.

The virus with this mutation remained sensitive to antiviral drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza. No evidence suggests these mutations are leading to an unusual increase in the number of H1N1 flu infections or a greater number of severe or fatal cases
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