Fighting for Liberty

Where Freedom Fighters Meet

PITT STUDY: Accidental release blamed in swine flu outbreak

From Pittsburgh Tribune Review

By Allison M. Heinrichs
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sick pigs at the 1918 Cedar Rapids Swine Show in Iowa and scientists' accidental release of an "extinct" flu virus in 1977 played key roles in creating a strain that has swept the globe and sparked fear of a more deadly flu season this winter.

University of Pittsburgh infectious disease experts reviewed nearly a century of epidemiology reports to trace the origins of swine flu, the H1N1 virus, that emerged in Mexico this spring. It has sickened at least 27,000 people and killed more than 100 in the United States.

"Our review is the perfect combination of history, public health, science and politics, really," said Dr. Shanta Zimmer, an assistant professor at Pitt's School of Medicine and lead author of the research paper, which will be published in the July 16 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

"Hopefully during this pandemic, global scientists and public health communities will work together and everybody will communicate openly," she said. "Just like in politics, we learn from what works and what doesn't in medicine."

Her paper, co-authored by Dr. Don Burke, dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health, gives clues as to why this strain of swine flu predominantly infects children and young adults, while older people seem to have immunity.

In 1918, while a flu virus from birds was infecting humans with deadly results, that same virus infected pigs. For nearly the next 40 years, the virus evolved, sporadically infecting humans. Then, in 1957, the virus vanished when another virus emerged, outcompeting it.

As abruptly as it disappeared, the original virus emerged again to infect people in the former Soviet Union, Hong Kong and northeastern China in 1977.

Since the virus had not evolved since 1950 -- which is unusual -- and because scientists were examining swine flu viruses in light of a small, confined outbreak in Fort Dix, N.J., the previous year, Zimmer believes the infection was caused by an accidental release of a frozen sample preserved for study.

"It was literally frozen in time," she said.

Since then, the virus has continued to circulate with other influenza viruses during flu seasons.

Flu viruses also were evolving in pigs, combining and mutating to become more genetically complex. Occasionally, those viruses would infect people who worked with pigs, but they lacked the ability to spread from human-to-human.

Views: 1

Tags: Dr.Don-Burke, WHO, baxter, flu, h1n1, mandatory, pharma, swine, vaccine

Comment

You need to be a member of Fighting for Liberty to add comments!

Join Fighting for Liberty

****************************

Events

Latest Activity

Karen Quinn-Tostado commented on Karen Quinn-Tostado's blog post LIFE AS I KNOW IT...........
2 hours ago
Karen Quinn-Tostado posted a blog post
2 hours ago
Don Mashak posted a discussion
5 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for Lloyd ¡Mongo!
5 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for À௱êřïçαη @ℑáìñşτ †hē Ñèώ Ŵ☺ŕ£ď ۞řđεя
5 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for Susan Kitt
5 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for Joseph Squitieri
5 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) commented on margaret (Salty Margarita)'s group 911 Truth
10 hours ago
margaret (Salty Margarita) updated their profile
15 hours ago
Paul Mann liked Guy Razer's blog post Congrats! South Side Little League US Champs! Best of Luck Tomorrow!!
yesterday
Paul Mann shared Guy Razer's blog post on Twitter
yesterday
Paul Mann shared Guy Razer's blog post on Facebook
yesterday
Paul Mann shared Guy Razer's blog post on Facebook
yesterday
Paul Mann liked Guy Razer's blog post Hash This!
yesterday
margaret (Salty Margarita) commented on margaret (Salty Margarita)'s group Police State
yesterday
Paul Mann liked margaret (Salty Margarita)'s blog post AL-CIA-DUH got too long in the tooth!
yesterday
margaret (Salty Margarita) posted a video

Police Provocateurs stopped by union leader at anti SPP protest

Peaceful protesters stop police provocateurs from starting a riot at the Stop the SPP protests in Montebello Quebec. The police admitted they were their offi...
yesterday
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for TheLasersShadow
Sunday
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for Jim Rush
Sunday
margaret (Salty Margarita) left a comment for Bob Whitney
Sunday
Osama bin Laden Near Death in 2002 (from Dan Rather CBS) Aired on CBS Jan 28th, 2002 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Three questions for ya

 

#1 How many Buildings went down on 911?

#2 How many steel framed buildings in the entire history of the world ever came down due to fire?

#3 Where were the steel framed buildings that came down?

 

Answer honestly then Scroll down for answers...

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DEMANDING 911 TRUTH

Patriots Question 911
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am the Face of Truth

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Architects and Engineers for Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Military Officers for 911 Truth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Firefighters for 911 Truth/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We Are Change.Org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Religious Leaders for 911 Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth/a>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pilots for 911 Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://world911truth.org/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lawyers for 911 Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Veterans for 911 Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
911 Truth Canada
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
911 Scholars for Truth and Justice
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Christians for 911Truth

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Political Leaders for 911 Truth
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
911 Truth.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://911expertsspeakout.org/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://www.cf911truth.org/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://rediscover911.com/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Debunking the Debunkers

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

Answers to above questions

#1 answer is:  3

 

#2 answer is:  3

 

#3 answer is:  New York City on September 11th,  2001

 

 

Birth Certificates Proof of the Crowns Intent to place another into slavery

######################

© 2014   Created by margaret (Salty Margarita).   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service