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What is the hybrid flu?

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This disease occurs when genes from animal influenza viruses mix with human flu viruses. For example, the new virus responsible for the swine flu (H1N1) is believed to be a mix of pig, bird (avian), and human flu viruses. Hybrid flu viruses have caused pandemics twice in the past, in 1957 and 1968.

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Archived: March 20, 2014

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