Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Originally posted by soficrow
FYI - I tracked this bird flu as starting in the USA. ...IMO it began with a contamination of soldiers vaccines in WWI - it was officially
acknowledged in the USA in 1938 when it was found to be transmitted congenitally. Called 'fibromuscular dysplasia' it spread to domestic turkeys in
the USA by 1980, and by 1996 it had spread to Japan. By 1997, it had mutated into bird flu and killed a girl in Hong KOng.
Do you have any links for this that you can share?
Leadbetter WF: Hypertension in unilateral renal disease. J Urol 1938, 39:611-626. (Sorry, no link)
Julian LM. The occurrence of fibromuscular dysplasia in the arteries of domestic turkeys. Am J Pathol. 1980 Nov;101(2):415-24. PMID: 7435545
Braga IS 3rd, Tanaka S, Itakura C, Mizutani M. Fibromuscular dysplasia in intramuscular arteries of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). J
Comp Pathol. 1996 Feb;114(2):123-30. PMID: 8920213
From the Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science ... (RE: FMD pathology in avian reovirus)
"The Next Influenza Pandemic: Lessons from Hong Kong, 1997"
"WHO refutes claims that bird flu virus originated from China"
www.chinaview.cn 2004-01-31 13:24:00
"H5N1 has laid waste to poultry stocks across wide swathes of Asia but it doesn't restrict itself to chickens. People, pigs, dogs, domestic cats,
tigers and leopards -- the virus has surprised experts by showing it can infect far afield without acquiring the non-avian genetic material once
thought to be necessary for it to jump species."
FYI - One of the better articles on FMD I've found. It bows to corporate and political pressure like they all do, but it's less flawed and more
complete than others. ..."Fibromuscular dysplasia: When is intervention warranted?" 1 Thomas K. Currya, Louis M. Messina* Seminars in Vascular
Surgery. September 2003 • Volume 16 • Number 3
Of further interest: "Weird Life: Viruses and Prions"
"Playing chicken with public health"
"US scientists need better ways to fight the influence of industry and politics on scientific inquiry,... Whether they are studying global warming,
environmental toxins, or workplace safety, scientists who find their research unjustifiably shunned or suppressed face similar challenges from
corporate and special interests...
...Baird also took the scientific community to task for failing to respond to the suppression of science (and contended that) scientists ... must
"stand up for the democratic process itself."
...An April 2004 General Accounting Office report ...said some departments have appointed members of industry and stakeholder groups, persons who are
exempt from conflict-of-interest rules. Industry leaders may therefore theoretically be profiting from their own advice."
Fighting for integrity. Delegates at a CSPI meeting dismayed at corporate influence, politicization of science.