May 2, 2009

why we should call it swine flu

"Dr. Raul Rabadan, a professor of computational biology at Columbia University, said six of the strain's eight genetic segments are purely swine flu and the other two are bird and human but have lived in pigs for the past decade.

"It's clearly swine," said Henry Niman, president of Recombinomics, a Pittsburgh company that tracks the evolution of viruses. "It's a flu virus from a swine. There's no other name to call it."

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