Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Posts Tagged ‘swines’

  1. February 9, 2010

    Diversity of the Influenza and the reassortment

    One of the most important characteristics to be considered about the Influenza, in the preparation for pandemics, is the reassortment. A mixture of genes of two or more different viruses is able to generate a new variety. Such as the new Influenza A (H1N1).
    Although the mutations have an important role in the diversity of the [...]

  2. September 14, 2009

    Influenza A H1N1: Guns, germs and steel

    In another comment to bring about important discussions on the flu Leonardo asked the following:
    I was taking a look at the dates of pandemics: don’t you think these re-arrangements are a little bit connected to agriculture industrialization? Mainly to pigs and poultry farming? Packs full of antibiotics and vaccines? Isn’t it a favorable condition for [...]