Mutant Version Of the Deadly Bird Flu Virus, Feared It Could Be Used For Terrorist Attacks

A research team from Netherlands led by Ron Fouchier at Rotterdam’s Erasmus Medical Center said it had created a mutant version of the H5N1 bird flu virus that could for the first time be spread among mammals.

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The Influenza AH1N1 Virus, Combines Genes From Different Flu Viruses

There are 3 types (A, B and C) of the influenza virus that can cause flu. Each has subtypical strain. H1N1 is a strain of the type A virus. H1N1 is what epidemiologists call a “triple reassortment” virus because it combines genes from different flu viruses, viral strains that normally affect pigs (swine flu), along with birds (avian flu) and human flu strains.

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Tanning Through UV Exposure Aggravates Skin Cancer

Brief exposure to UV light can cause mutations in the DNA of skin cells, including the host cells for melanoma. Sufficient of mutations can result to skin cancer.

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