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Posted Fri Jul 10 2009: from BBC:
Concern over Ebola virus in pigs
A form of Ebola virus has been detected in pigs for the first time, raising concerns it could mutate and pose a new risk to humans. Ebola-Reston virus (REBOV) has only previously been seen in monkeys and humans -- and has not caused illness. But researchers are concerned that pigs might provide a melting pot where the virus could mutate into something more menacing for humans.... "REBOV infection in domestic swine raises concern about the potential for emerging disease in humans and a wider range of livestock. "There is concern that its passage through swine may allow REBOV to diverge and shift its potential for pathogenicity."
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'Doc Michael says:
That would make H1N1 look like... well, a couple of letters and numbers.

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