World Health Organization: Initial tests show no mutation in H1N1 virus samples from Ukraine

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Nov. 17, 2009, 8:55 p.m. |
Preliminary tests of the H1N1 pandemic virus samples taken from Ukrainian patients haven't exposed any signs of mutation, experts of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. "The preliminary genetic studies have shown that the virus is similar to the virus, against which there have been developed a pandemic vaccine, the vaccine, which has proved to be efficient at present," the statement reads.

Experts examined a total of 34 samples in two laboratories in London, the UK, and in the state of Georgia, the U.S.

According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, the current flu epidemic and other acute respiratory diseases in Ukraine has claimed 328 lives by Tuesday evening.

It said 12 people, including two pregnant women and a child, had died of such diseases in the previous 24 hours.
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Anonymous Nov. 17, 2009, 10:51 p.m.    

This appears true. However, most of the cases were reportedly not swine flu but another respiratory disease. So, even if there is no change in A-H1N1, what is the large scale respiratory disease killing hundreds?

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Anonymous Nov. 17, 2009, 11:23 p.m.    

Easy answer, it's bacterial over growth. The best sign of this is a secondary peak in fever. We have seen this in some kids here in the states. When people wait too longer to go hospital and they get the return of the fever they are dead.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2009, 5:37 p.m.    

Does that cause their lungs to bleed and the sick to spit up blood?

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2009, 4:01 p.m.    

Were you aware there is a news blackout, by the major media, concerning your unusual flu pandemic?? Just google AP,UPI, BBC,CNN,London Telegraph, NY Times,Jerusalem Post.... not one link or story about the Ukrainian mystery flu! There is a very interesting story from a Ukrainian pathologist, Victor Bachynsky,who says the flu in your country is not just H1N1, but is parainfluenza mixed with H1N1.He also states that viral distress syndrome is what's killing your people, not pneumonic plague,possibly a bioweapon?? You need to try and get your stories out to the rest of the world.

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