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usb or else — DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) December 9,“We have a few scripts that are nearing completion and if all goes well Already such a huge exercise has taken place in February this year in Delhi and the NDMA was evaluating the state/district disaster management plans and identifying gaps to update them with the ensuing exercise,allowing their movement from West Bengal to other states. which will open at the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) in January 2016. “Here, "Properly designed placebo-controlled trials can meet these conditions, although it wasn’t severe it didn’t kill people I was still optimistic we could contain H1N1 Then nothing happened all weekend Q: So WHO should have raised the alert level sooner YG: Yes WHO should have gone to level 4 or even level 5 on Friday We missed the golden period to contain the virus Several hours could be another couple hundred cases Every second was valuable at that time We made a huge mistake From then on it was countdown to the pandemic Q: Why have there been dozens of deaths in Mexico but mostly mild cases in other countries YG: We still do not have the clues why this virus seems to be milder outside Mexico At the initial stage of reassortment most influenza viruses have low fitness Their genomes are composed of eight gene segments The reassortment event forms a new family with eight members You can say they can have a family conflict This kind of conflict makes reassorted viruses behavior very weird Q: Is it surprising how quickly H1N1 adapted YG: All viruses after interspecies transmission will evolve fast But why this H1N1 could become successful at efficient human-to-human transmission is still unknown We have a knowledge gap about how influenza A viruses build up their pandemicity in humans As swine H1N1 has being circulating in pigs since 1918 it has accumulated [many] differences from human H1N1 virus So for human beings it looks like a novel subtype as most human individuals lack immunity to this swine-like H1N1 This is one of the most important conditions for pandemic emergence Whether the novel virus will develop into a more virulent strain—just like the Spanish flu did in the fall of 1918 to kill more people—we still don’t have any idea Q: It depends on further mutations YG: It depends on mutations and whether the virus further reassorts with other viruses—like H5N1 That could be a super nightmare for the whole world Q: You’re talking about the Armageddon virus YG: The chance is very very low that these two viruses will mix together but we cannot rule out the possibility Now H5N1 is in more than 60 countries It’s a panzootic present everywhere except North America Q: If the nightmare comes true YG: If that happens I will retire immediately and lock myself in the P3 lab H5N1 kills half the people it infects Even if you inject yourself with a vaccine it may be too late Maybe in just a couple hours it takes your life Q: What have you learned from your work on H1N1 so far YG: We almost figured out how H1N1 virus was generated—its evolutionary pathway The virus has all the genetic markers that allow us to trace how and where it comes from We have a huge tree [a family tree of influenza variants] a long history My former supervisor here at HKU Ken Shortridge started flu surveillance in 1976 At each point where influenza virus changes we made a record Q: Any truth to the speculation [in Chinese media] that the virus originated in China YG: Actually in this case we cannot blame China What’s interesting the virus reassorted four or five times Q: Is it surprising that you can have so much reassortment and still have a viable organism YG: Yes that’s right Basically we figured out where the virus originated and we are writing a paper But where and how this jumped into humans—that needs to be worked out in the US Q: What are some other major knowledge gaps YG: Every year we meet many reassorted viruses we don’t know which can jump to humans Which one could become a pandemic Nobody knows We lack the knowledge to distinguish which virus has pandemic potential This is a big limitation Many of us influenza researchers we blame ourselves; if we have this knowledge then we can get rid of pandemics in human beings Life becomes very meaningful if you do something like that SARS has been averted for 6 years But I’ve been working 20 years on flu I still don’t know which variant will cause a pandemic I feel frustrated by this In my lifetime I won’t be able to solve this Hopefully my students will Q: Are you surprised there hasn’t been a SARS outbreak since 2003 YG: The ecosystem was disrupted No more large amounts of wild animals in the market just next to your door It was like a big mixing vessel Like a PCR [polymerase chain reaction] machine Put the virus in and amplify it That’s why my group has worked so hard to study the H5N1 ecosystem We sample around 50000 to 60000 birds per year about 200 per day Like a factory It’s very mechanical work very dangerous work Q: Somebody has to do it YG: Yes How else can you compare an outbreak with peaceful times This information will be vital to understand H1N1m.

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