Swine Flu H1N1/RNA Neck Tie
Swine Flu H1N1/RNA
The current Swine Flu (H1N1) strain is a mélange of genetic RNA sequences from three separate hosts: piggy, bird and human. By a process called “reassortment” (sounds a lot like “mutation” to us, but we are nothing, if not techno-accurate!) a new strain is formed which may be highly virulent and transmissible. While the full implications of the threat are not yet determined, vaccines are in development for immunization to specific demographics. It’s important that the public educate itself about this flu and its potential in order to make reasonable determinations for themselves and their families.
Our dazzling design features individual RNA strands from each host; the resulting H1N1 combo-strain composed of all three; and individual H1N1 viruses “accessorizing” the pandemic pattern.
Original images of H1N1 courtesy of Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Amanda Balish, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.
"Learning Note" and source credentials on reverse side of every tie.
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