Immunisation Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 1 Issue 7

December 8, 2009

Change in swine flu virus is my biggest fear: Liam Donaldson

December 4, 2009

Source: The Telegraph

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Year of publication: December 2009

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: The swine flu virus could mutate into a more dangerous strain this winter, Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer said as he revealed his biggest concern over the pandemic. Cases of the H1N1 pandemic virus are dropping but the risk remains that the strain could change into something more virulent, he said. Sir Liam revealed so-called ‘drift’ of the virus, where it changes slightly over time, was his biggest worry.

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