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Russia Today December 20, 2011

A man-made virus that could wipe out half humanity has been deemed a terrorist threat. And while the scientists behind the Frankenstein-flu hoped their research would help find a cure, critics fear they have developed the ultimate bio-weapon.
­When virologist Ron Fouchier and his team of scientists first "mutated the hell out of” the H5N1 bird flu virus and presented their findings this past September, fear spread like contagion across the Internet.
But it is not just panic-prone bloggers who are up in arms about the latest virus.

Microbiologist and US National Science Advisory Board (NSABB) chair Paul Keim did not mince his words when describing the potentially deadly bug.
"I can’t think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one," Keim, who has worked on anthrax for many years, told the science insider journal. "I don’t think anthrax is scary at all compared to this."

Despite the widespread panic, the Dutch team who engineered the deadly strain at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam still hope to publish their findings in the American Journal of Science.
However, sensing the imminent threat of making the results of their investigation public, the NSABB is now reviewing the paper to determine whether it should ever see the light of day, the Daily Mail reports.
One senior scientific advisor to the US Government also expressed his grave concerns.

“The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive. The worst-case scenario here is worse than anything you can imagine,” the paper cites.

But while Fouchier admitted one could not manufacture a more lethal virus, he remains adamant that his research should be published to empower the scientific community to react appropriately.

While the H5N1 bird flu strain was so vicious it killed over half of all people infected with it, humanity’s saving grace was that it did not readily transmit between humans.
However, the one aspect of the disease that protected the world from an all-out pandemic went out the window when researchers altered the H5N1 bird flu strain so that it could be transmitted through the air.




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