H1N1 D225G Transmission In Duke Death Clusters. -- (Recombinomics)
The surveillance of D225G remains abysmal. The recently released sequences from India failed to find D225G in a patient that was D225G positive when tested by the CDC. However, for the Duke death cluster the CDC failed to find D225G in direct sequencing of the original sample from the index case, and failed to release the sequence from the sample collected on the date of death. Similarly, no subsequent sequences from the other two fatal cases were released. D225G in these samples would destroy the WHO/CDC working hypothesis that D225G is “sporadic” , spontaneous, and due to random mutations.