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Now tracking the new emerging South Africa Omicron Variant

Has H5N1 already mutated?

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    Posted: March 01 2023 at 11:19am

This article is in the British press today. The lead scientist investigating the death of the girl in Cambodia says that the H5N1 has already mutated and has "been through a human" before infecting this girl. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11807961/H5N1-bird-flu-mutated-infect-people-scientists-ground-zero-Cambodia-say.html

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Great find Kiwi and holy shit!  Super scary!  I was reading on Twitter about a military hospital that had a first year student outbreak of what they are saying is covid, but 3 students already on ventilators.  Someone is saying its a mutated covid.  I feel super scared right now!  ugh!

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One of my sons is 3 weeks into his first term at university and in his halls there are now 50 cases of Covid. It was 15 cases last week. 1 case in the first week. It just goes to show how quickly these things spread in halls of residence. 

What I really noticed in that article was the genetic make up of the strain in the girl showed that it had already been through a human before reaching her, where it had picked up some mutations. Heaven help us if someone with Omicron catches the H5N1 and it recombines.

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