posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 01:18 AM
The scary germ that was plauging parts of asia is a threat to the States according to the Feds. Officials at the CDC remain concerned that the virus
will mutate and be able to cross infect from birds to humans soon here.
The CDC is "extremely concerned" over the "very ominous" threat of bird flu, CDC officials say.
It's not a new worry. Public health officials have been worried for years that a particularly nasty form of bird flu — H5N1 influenza A virus
(search) — will learn how to spread easily from human to human. That hasn't happened yet.
If it did, the impact on world health would dwarf the SARS (search) outbreak, says CDC medical epidemiologist Tim Uyeki, MD.
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Nature continues to find new forms of culling the human herd from the planet. It seems unlikley that this strain developing would have as wide of an
impact here in the suburban/urbal dominated life in the USA as it does in rural asia where theyve wiped out entire stocks of fowl to stop this bug
But, if this bug did get into the general populace and go thru cities, we could see many hundred casualties from it easily before even the watchful
authorities warning about this now could realize where and how it got going and ways to limit it.
What are the ods, and how concerned are you about this?
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[edit on 23-2-2005 by CazMedia]