23/01/2010

Initial H1N1 Attack Rate Raises Pandemic Concerns. -- (Recombinomics)

 

....  This widespread immunity will put pressure on the virus to grow at higher levels or escape from the immune response, leading to concerns of a more severe upcoming wave.  Reports of receptor binding domain changes, especially at position 225 appear almost daily, raising concerns that this sub-clade could be transmitting at a much higher frequency in subsequent outbreaks.  In some countries the cases fatality rate for D225G/N is at 100% and today’s weekly epidemiological report indicates that over-all 50% of sequences with D225G are from fatal cases....

Initial H1N1 Attack Rate Raises Pandemic Concerns

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