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Swine Flu - H1N1

According to Biosurveillance, itself part of Veratect, a US Pentagon and Government-linked epidemic reporting center, on April 6, 2009 local health officials declared a health alert due to a respiratory disease outbreak in La Gloria, Perote Municipality, Veracruz State, Mexico (Biosurveillance).  The outbreak was linked to subtype-A influenza, surprising for its occurrence during summer time as most influenzas strike during autumn. The symptoms of the purported Swine Flu are not at all clear according to virologists and public health experts, and little consensus exists. They are saying symptoms are general and nonspecific, including but not limited to fever, body aches, large amounts of phlegm, and coughing. One doctor interviewed by CNN said, “So many different things can cause these symptoms, it is a dilemma. There is not a perfect test right now to let a doctor know that a person has the Swine Flu” (CNN).

According to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen and his team of researchers, Swine Flu is an influenza of subtype-A. All subtype-A influenzas contain the enzyme polymerase, including seasonal flu, the so-called Swine Flu, and avian flu. In the Swine Flu strain, researchers discovered spliced sections of polymerase originating from two human strains, two swine strains, and one avian strain, raising questions about whether the virus is naturally occurring or manmade (synthesized). Madsen’s team identified five locations in North America which have historically done research on the H1N1 influenza utilizing genetic material taken from a frozen Inuit women who died from a similar pandemic in 1918 known as the Spanish Flu. They are: the Bio Safety Level 4 Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; the Armed Forces Pathology Institute in Rockville, Maryland; the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland; the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada; and the US Army Infectious Disease L...

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