Safety

Lab research says H1N1 will not to mutate into super virus

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 8, 2009

For now H1N1 is the king of the hill of influenza viruses, and that is good.

Researchers from the University of Maryland are using experiments with ferrets to show that in overpowering other influenza viruses, novel influenza A H1N1 is less likely to mutate into something more unpredictable and dangerous, according to an August 31 news release from the National Institutes of Health.

For more on the NIH research, see “Worried about swine flu? Watch the ferrets” on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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