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H5N1 with Pandemic H1N1 in Egypt? Recombinomics
A 35 year-old Italian tourist is one of three people believed to have been infected with A(H1N1) virus, or swine flu, as well as the H5N1 virus, known as avian flu. The patients are recovering in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, said Mohammed Rifai, director general of preventive medicine.
Rifai also spoke of a 28-year-old man who tested positive for both viruses, after arriving at the port of Safaga after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
"We are waiting the results of the tests that have already been carried out in some patients suspected of having been infected by the H5N1 and the A(H1N1)," said World Health Organisation spokesman Gregory Hartl in an interview with Adnkronos Salute.
comments raise concerns of co-infections of pandemic H1N1 and H5N1, as
well as human to human co-transmission. This development would create
serious pandemic concerns.
ability of the pandemic H1N1 to infected multiple species has been
demonstrated by the widespread outbreaks in swine. Outbreaks in
Canada have been reported in three provinces (Alberta,
and Manitoba) as well as two locations in Argentina near Buenos Aires,
as well as three locations in Australia, These swine infections
demonstrate the ease of transmission from humans to swine, as well as
swine to swine. Recent results in Chile also demonstrated
transmission to turkeys,
raising concerns that H1N1 could be silently transmitting to multiple
mammalian and avian species.
co-infection and co-transmission would significantly increase the
frequency and efficiency of recombination, which would be serious cause
that these three patients have co-infections of H5N1 and H1N1 (or swine
and seasonal H1N1) would be useful.