Friday, February 6

CAN YOU SAY "1918"?

Two more people have died in Vietnam of bird flu, taking Asia's death toll to 18, as new tests show that the virus may have spread to pigs," reports the Telegraph. "The finding is alarming because pigs can become a 'mixing vessel' for the flu virus. The immune system of pigs is similar to that of humans and the animals suffer from a wide variety of diseases that also infect people." Hmmmmm... bird flu infecting pigs, who pass it on to humans... why does that sound so familiar?

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