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The current virus is transmitted efficiently but probably is less lethal than past pandemic viruses. Anthony Komaroff, MD, summarizes and comments on Fraser C et al. Pandemic potential of a strain of influenza A (H1N1): Early findings. Science 2009 May 14; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1176062). READ MORE..
The past and future flu virus … In recent weeks, an international outbreak of illness has occurred; it is caused by a new strain of influenza virus (2009 A/H1N1) that contains a combination of swine, avian, and human influenza virus genes. In this post, Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, provides some additional background information.