Ottawa/Hamburg – Canadian researchers have deciphered the complete genetic makeup of swine flu according to the Government and for the first time genetically compared viruses from different regions. The knowledge in the world about the H1N1 flu virus making a decisive step forward, Canada’s Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said on Wednesday (local time) in a release from Ottawa. The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg had sequenced three virus samples from Mexico and Canada. Here, New York Museums expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Our preliminary analysis “suggests not, that is the virus in Mexico significantly different from that in Canada, Lab Director Frank Plummer explained. That advance our understanding of how the virus works, a big step forward.
Canada wants to provide world-wide the deciphered genome of the virus in a public database of the U.S. institutes of health (NIH) researchers. Other Labs had already published gene sequences of the swine flu virus. Aglukkaq according the number of proven swine flu cases in Canada increased by 36 to 201. Worldwide, more than 2200 infections with the novel H1N1 flu virus are proven according to data of the EU disease control ECDC. Despite the worldwide spread of the disease, so far only Mexico and the United States registered fatalities.