posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 03:50 AM
According to World Health Officials the world is now in the gravest of danger from bird flu, fearing it may soon mutate to transmit easily between
humans with the death toll being "enormous". Dr Omi told the conference "the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic".
Bird flu is proving resistant to treatments and has appeared in animals including cats and tigers which had not been considered susceptible to the
"If the virus becomes highly contagious among humans, the health impact in terms of deaths and sickness will be enormous," Dr Omi said.
Dr Omi told the conference "the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic". Such outbreaks usually occur every 20 to 30 years, he
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I don't really know the details of this concern as many members here do, however it seems everyone is almost united in the opinion a pandemic is
What shocked me in the article is that about 140 million birds died or were slaughtered to try and contain the outbreak. That is an unbelievable
amount of birds and shows that there is a major panic.
As has been pointed out to me something like this happens about every 30 years so we're overdue. With it being inevitable it seems the best thing
world leaders can do is prepare for the worst of trying to keep its impact as minimal as possible.