H5N1 outbreak in Hong Kong.

Abramo Ottolenghi aottolen at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu
Mon Dec 22 12:31:45 EST 1997


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>I was wondering whether you all out there know that an deadly flu has
>infected 6 persons this year and killed 3.

1 child died of Reyes syndrome  after receiving aspirin.  Remember no aspirin 
for children with influenza.

>The virus appears to be spreading real slow but being flu virus has the
>potential to mutate to a highly contagious strain.

It already is highly contagious for chickens

>Meanwhile scientists can only sit and wait to see what course the virus
>will take.

Not so, virus for vaccine seed is being accumulated under WHO sponsorship.  

A. Ottolenghi









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