From Finland found mutated H1N1 virus
From Finland have been found in Norway and Sweden discovered mutated swine influenza virus.
The World Health Organization, WHO, similar variations have been found in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine and the United States as early as the spring.
Norway mutated virus found in three patients, two of whom have died.
Health and welfare of the institution announced today that the same virus variant has also been observed in Finland in July 2009 infected patients.
THL pointed out that in Norway or elsewhere in the observed variations do not affect the essential characteristics of the virus: the strenght of the virus is a former anti-viral drugs and vaccines, as well as a great power.
THL announced earlier last week that Norway discovered H1N1 variant does not cause changes in the Finnish vaccination program or a disease (the correct translation would be treatment).
The google translator doesn't exactly shine when translating finnish to english so cliff notes:
- They found the same mutated virus from finland that they have found from Sweden and Norway
- The patient was infected in July (my comment: the first death occured several months later so the patient most likely didn't die)
- THL (translated as Health and Welfare) pointed out that the mutation don't change tha lethality of the virus or make it resistant to anti-viral drugs or vaccines.
- The mutation found doensn't change the vacciniation program (so far 20% of the population vaccinated and and from now on each week Finland will receive 300,000 vaccines per week which is enough for 6% of the population).
- The interesting thing is that just couple days ago (so after Norway had announced their discovry) the THL announced that they haven't found the mutation from Finland. Which is a bit interesting as they now say that the patient was infected in July.