Saturday, 31 December 2011

H5N1 alert.

WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert, warning that studies undertaken by several institutions which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus could pose possible risks to public health, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

According to media reports, a research team from the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, created mutations of the virus that enabled it to be transmissible between ferrets, which indicates the virus can also be transmissible among human beings while retaining its lethal effect.

Similar studies were reportedly carried out by a joint research team from the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

WHO says it was "deeply concerned" about the potential negative consequences over such laboratory tests.

"While it is clear that conducting research to gain such knowledge must continue, it is also clear that certain research, and especially that which can generate more dangerous forms of the virus than those which already exist, has risks," WHO says.

WHO insists that such research should be done "only after all important public health risks and benefits have been identified and reviewed," with necessary protections to minimise the potential for negative consequences in place.


What more can we say to this kind of news?
Even without this, it has been suspected that some of the viruses emerging more frequently these past decades must have been some jobs of pharmaceuticals companies to gain exorbitant revenues and big fat paychecks for the shareholders.

Just like how my dad always complaining about the short-lived bulbs every time he changes it. When I found it too repetitive, my only statement answering to his complains was the bulb manufacturer will 'close-shop' if they gonna produce very good quality bulbs for the consumer because then, there'll be less demand, there'd be less manufacturing, when there's less manufacturing, obviously there'd be less everything, right up to cutting working hours and it's a domino affect after all.
Basically, it's a nice world to lived in but inhabitat by people who over the centuries turned to cruel monsters. It's a jungle as they put it.

So, what more can we say about this.
The virus, like it or not can be spread among humans. They know of the fact even while doing the testing.
Do they care about the repercussion? Nope, I don't think so.
It's all about proving something and gaining even more.

Lets hope we will be spared of all the unwanted...

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