A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic.
A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. Samples have been sent to London for analysis.
President Yushchenko said: “People are dying. The epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st Century.”
'Inconceivable'[/sicilian accent], no; unusual, yes. Possibly three viruses getting together and mutating? Would be rare and unusual as hell, but I would think is possible(I am not a virologist, nor do I play one on blog). Whatever it is, sounds nasty as hell. The Random Nuke gentleman had a post on this a while back, and this new information doesn't sound any better; maybe worse.
Thanks to Sondra for pointing to this new stuff