Genetically Altered Bird Flu Virus Contains No Danger to People

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Genetically Altered Bird Flu Virus Contains No Danger to People

"We heard many times that this virus would spread like wildfire if it would come out of our facility. We do not think this is the case". The statements have come from Mr. Ron Fouchier, who led his team in genetically altering the flu virus at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The scientist and his team have cleared in their statement that the virus that they have created is not contagious and dangerous at all for humans, thus the people don't have to be afraid of any such related rumor.

Earlier, there were rumors aired that a team of scientists has created a deadly bird flu virus transmissible in mammals, which can also affect public if it escapes from their facility. But the researchers in their Wednesday's statements have cleared no danger associated with the virus to the humans.

Moreover, the rumors also prompted the United States Government to ask the team to keep certain details of the work secret and not published for fears of misuse of the same. Things worsened when the critics of the work issued warnings regarding the dangers of the virus to public if it leaks out of the lab accidentally to start a pandemic.

Regarding the situation, few statements have also come from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who also calmed public by announcing no such dangers associated with the virus.

He cleared that it is just a misunderstanding that has triggered such rumors. Also, he said that the data will be soon examined by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity under the National Institutes of Health. With the report getting the attention of one and all, it is being expected that the rumors die down soon.


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