Swine Flu Hybrid of Two Strains of Pig Genes, Not Bird or Human

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:54 am April 29, 2009

The deadly H1N1 influenza virus that’s fueling fears of a global pandemic appears to be a hybrid of two common pig flu strains, scientists who have studied the disease told Wired.com Tuesday. Earlier reports called it a combination of pig, human and avian influenza strains.

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