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November 14, 2005

Bird flu 10 times worse for lungs than regular flu

Scientists say the H5N1 Bird Flu strain is ten times more powerful at inducing inflammation in the lungs than the normal human flu virus - this is why it is so deadly to humans. The inflammation is so fast that it causes serious destruction of the cells that line the lungs. 50% of humans infected with this bird flu strain die. Source . Here is another article in today's press reminding us that bird flu often kills by causing an overreaction of the immune system.

Posted by dymaxion at November 14, 2005 01:00 PM

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