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Chicken Vaccines Combine To Produce Deadly Virus 178

stoilis sends this quote from an article at Science: "Vaccines aren't supposed to cause disease. But that appears to be what's happening on Australian farms. Scientists have found that two virus strains used to vaccinate chickens there may have recombined to form a virus that is sickening and killing the animals 'This shows that recombination of such strains can happen and people need to think about it,' says Glenn Browning, a veterinary microbiologist at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, in Australia and one of the co-authors on the paper."
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Chicken Vaccines Combine To Produce Deadly Virus

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  • Re:in 3..2..1 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Saturday July 14, 2012 @08:40PM (#40652341)

    I for one am looking forward to my future of a different needle for a different disease every day. That's the point of "eradicating" ad disease.

    Why should I care if someone else gets infected? Well when I have a heart attack, if there's a hospital bed shortage due to some idiot that is burdening the health system all because they refused to get a vaccine shot when they were kids then I most damn well will care.

    This isn't some theoretical crap either. This has actually happened to me. I was rushed to hospital with some heart problem when I was young. I sat in the waiting room and the nurses strapped the ECG on to me where I sat because there was no enough room in the hospital due to a myriad of other factors.

    I'm not saying that people who didn't get vaccinated are at fault, just that they are a burden, a burden on my tax dollars used to provide basic healthcare in this country.

  • Re:in 3..2..1 (Score:3, Interesting)

    by equex ( 747231 ) on Sunday July 15, 2012 @10:53AM (#40655685) Homepage
    No. That is invasion of privacy. I refused to get the bird flu vaccine during the global panic a couple years ago, because I noticed that the medical companies had gotten an exceptional carte blanche waiver for all ill effects.This was all a big pharma ploy. And lo and behold, the vaccines that came out of this has shown itself many times to have bad side effects.

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