Flu: Specialists fear a deadly mix that could trigger a global epidemic.

It is not the bird flu that is now terrorizing specialists in infectious diseases but rather the imminence of a diabolical marriage. That of Hercules and Mercury. With several possibilities such as avian flu and commonplace flu

The god of force is the bird flu virus, a killing machine that nature confines to the body of some resistant birds, but sometimes, for reasons that are not well known - promiscuity, manipulations unusual - makes a noteworthy passage in humans. With appalling consequences: mortality close to 100% and maximum contagiousness. Fortunately, he is a fragile killer and homebody. Like his horror brothers EBOLA or MARBURG who regularly decimate an African village to fall asleep just as brutally as they arrived.

The god of travel, among viruses, you know him well. It's the flu. Voluptuous, he likes free union. That is why it is never identical from one year to the next and every autumn, we must revaccinate. It is above all an inexhaustible backpacker whose annual world tour results in tens of millions of human contaminations always unpleasant, sometimes serious and deadly.

The microbe loves perfect hugs The result is a new virus that takes the qualities of both parents. So if one day the bird flu meets the traditional flu, unites and then goes to the man, it is a killer traveler, a weapon of mass destruction that will prepare to break on the planet.
Science fiction? Alas no. These weddings are, it seems, happening with as a witness of marriage ... a pig! It is indeed through the intermediary of pork, an organism close to that of humans, that the virus learns to colonize and destroy us. His apprenticeship is over, all he has to do is undertake his mortal world tour.
A scenario that the World Health Organization feared in recent years. The forecasts if it is realized are in case of epidemic of several hundreds of thousands of deaths just for our country. It is worth remembering, the WHO which says it. Scientists who are more likely to use the language of wood. Their frankness is now cold in the back.

It must be said that the story is there to remind them that one of the last marriages of the flu with a Spanish made in 1919, 20 million deaths on our planet.

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