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After swine flu, an old virus returns to the fore with international warnings

El Pais newspaper quoted the World Health Organization epidemiologist Richard Peabody of the potential risk of a large spread of swine flu among humans and causing a new pandemic, due to the fact that the disease-causing agent, the H1N1 virus, has recently acquired the ability to infect humans, unlike in the past, where infections were transmitted. From infected birds to humans who are in contact with it only.

Peabody stated that scientists are following the development of viruses and working to devise anti-virus vaccines that are ready upon request, as the newspaper quoted him as recommending attention, especially for workers in poultry farms, and he also urged not to touch birds, as well as other animals, dead or dying.

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