Mutation has strengthened swine flu’s grip on humans - 12 Dec 2009  
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Molecular biologists at the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have released the results of a new study in which they found a new mutation on one of the genes of the virus causing the current (A) H1N1 swine flu pandemic.

Unlike previous pandemics, the current swine flu virus appears to suppress human cells’ ability to halt a certain flu virus gene from activating. US researchers were shocked at the revelation, with Dr. Jennifer Doudna of University of California, Berkeley stating, “This is an extremely rare mutation and a rare combination,
which suggests that there may be other ways that haven't emerged yet that these viruses are going to continue to evolve.”

Around the world, swine flu has claimed the lives of at least 12,538 people according to official reports, while in actuality, the death toll and total cases are occurring at far higher rates.
Fatalities from swine flu grew to 35 in Egypt, and more than doubled in the last week in the Czech Republic, rising from 11 to 27. Our appreciation Dr. Doudna and colleagues for your revealing research on the potentially more lethal structure of the current swine flu.

We pray for all experiencing such animal-borne illnesses and that everyone quickly turns to a balanced, compassionate animal-free diet to avert the suffering of humans and animals alike.