Forget bird flu seal flu could prove more deadly to humans

Forget bird flu – seal flu could prove more deadly to humans The H3N8 strain was discovered after the death of 162 New England sealsThe virus could target a protein found in human lungs causing immune system to go into overdrive and attack itselfThis would leave lungs vulnerable to pneumonia and bacterial infections | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 31 July 2012 Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned.