25 November 2009

Ukraine Flu Deaths Continue to Rise

We must keep out eyes on what is happening in the Ukraine. The genetic mutation D225G seems related to the more serious and deadly cases of swine flu there and in other countries. That mutation has been spotted in the United States. We have to wait to see if this is really a significant development. If it is, then the flu pandemic of 2009 has the potential to rival or surpass the deadly killer plague of 1918. The general media for the most part is ominously silent about the whole thing. We still need more information about the grave warning from Joseph Moshe in August that a bio-weapon was going to be unleashed in the Ukraine. It might be revealing to ask Dr Jeffrey Taubenberger (pictured here) if they reverse engineered D225G when they resurrected the 1918 influenza virus at Fort Dettrick. Below is the latest from Dr Henry Niman.
Ukraine Dead Approach 400 -

D225G Spreads

23:30November 24, 2009

1,679,237 Influenza/ARI

99,661 Hospitalized

397 Dead

The above figures from the latest daily update from the Ukraine Ministry of Health support a decline in the rate of increases of cases and deaths, but the total is now almost 400 fatalities (see map). The spread was likely slowed by the country-wide closing of schools along with warmer weather. However, it is likely that the virus will return as temperatures drop and the traditional flu season begins, although it is unclear if seasonal flu will be in circulation in 2010.

The receptor binding domain change, D225G, was in four of four sequence from fatal cases, raising concerns that the 2,3 alpha specificity of D225G drove the H1N1 to the lungs and the total destruction. Three patients in Norway were said to also have D225G, and two of the three died while the third had been in serious condition. 25 HA sequences from Norway were deposited at Genbank, but only one had D225G, and it was a mixture.

In Brazil both patients with D225G in lung samples had died, and the case in China had been in serious condition.However, the severity of the infection may be related to the ratio of sequences with and without D255G, as well as viral load, because milder cases involving D225G have also been reported in the United States and Hong Kong.

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