I get the sneaky feeling that China is hiding information about a possible level 6 (human-to-human transmission)outbreak in her western provinces.
Remember that China also deined reports of SAR's the last time. Turned out they were hiding this info too. I just don't trust them to be forthright
about these things. God forbid that this might be the start of the "pandemic" that everybody is worried about!
This info orginally from internal china website...
Claims of human bird flu cases in China denied19:28 26 May 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Chinese officials have denied media reports that H5N1 bird flu has killed more than a 100 people in the west of the country.
A web-based Chinese-language news service called Boxun (Abundant News), which allows correspondents to freely post information on its site, reported
on 25 May that 121 people in 18 villages in the sparsely-settled western province of Qinghai have died of bird flu, and more are ill. Some 1300
people, have been isolated, it reports.
Xinhua says local authorities have “stepped up infectious disease control” by “closely monitoring and screening all pneumonia and flu-like cases
among humans, fowl and livestock”.
The media reports are said to have come from nine correspondents in Qinhai, who report that people connected to the cases have been forbidden to talk
to outsiders. Boxun cautions that the reports cannot be independently verified, but says it hopes by drawing attention to them they can be further
...they also report that there have been large scale outbreaks of unexplained deaths among livestock in the area.
China has never reported any human cases of H5N1. These have so far been reported only in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. ...
In the past, the Chinese authorities denied that there were cases of SARS in Beijing when it later transpired there had been.
Anybody else getting the heebe jebbies from this?
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[edit on 5/27/2005 by Gools]