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Four people have been infected by a pig-borne disease in China's south and one has died, the government said Monday, one day after an epidemic in another part of the country was declared under control.
The infections were reported in four different areas in Guangdong province, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing information released by the provincial government.
Pig Borne Illness
Also have been reading "Lab 257" on Plum Island and it makes you realize how easy it could have been for these emerging diseases to have been lab produced and spread without even trying to spread them as a bio-warfare.
Originally posted by IntelRetard
Did they not find through genetic sequence that the 1918 influenze was a bird flu? I'm just not sold that H5N1 is man made, diseases killed millions before and it will happen again. Maybe not in the next year or even the next 100, however it will happen again. The fact that some man made variants have been let loose only increases the odds for lethality.
Originally posted by gman55
(This report is for a six (6) year old boy that presented with diarrhea)
Full report: www.cdc.gov...
A patient with H5N1 influenza virus infection was reported to have diarrhea as the initial symptom, which raises the question of whether the gastrointestinal tract may is another site of viral replication and shedding, similar to its function in avian species.
Here in Alaska, many species of Asian migratory birds nest
each year. Several thousand native Alaskans still live somewhat
the traditional lifestyle of subsistance. (living off the land)
There have been isolated instances of disease within these
communities. Physical isolation, lack of communications inhibit
public knowledge of these outbreaks.
Compounding the communities exposure to these diseases
is the fact that -no- formal sanitation measures exsist. It is
common practice to simply have a "honey bucket" for human
excrement for each hut (I wouldnt call it a household). The
buckets are often overflowing, children play in it, adults work
in it, fish and game are prepared for consumption in it.
Winters are long, for convience the buckets are simply
dumped wherever deemed convient at the time. Come
springtime, during the brief summer it melts and adds to the
yearly accumulation of human waste in their community.
(Please note I am not trying to be rude or grotesque, simply
revealing the living conditions of these poor native bush
Many diseases exsist in these bush communities that go
unoticed or much less delt with in any fashion.
>This may be the reason H5N1 can sliently spread....there have been a number of >deaths in India attributed to diarrhea, maybe H5N1 in disguise?
Couldnt agree more.