Here's the list since that FAQ was written in Feb 1999 :
Instances of Avian Influenza Infections in Humans
Confirmed instances of avian influenza viruses infecting humans since 1997 include:
* H5N1, Hong Kong, 1997 : Avian influenza A (H5N1) infections occurred in both poultry and humans. This was the first time an avian influenza
virus had ever been found to transmit directly from birds to humans. During this outbreak, 18 people were hospitalized and six of them died. To
control the outbreak, authorities killed about 1.5 million chickens to remove the source of the virus. Scientists determined that the virus spread
primarily from birds to humans, though rare person-to-person infection was noted.
* H9N2, China and Hong Kong, 1999 : Avian influenza A H9N2 illness was confirmed in two children. Both patients recovered, and no additional cases
were confirmed. The evidence suggested that poultry was the source of infection and the main mode of transmission was from bird to human. However, the
possibility of person-to-person transmission could not be ruled out. Several additional human H9N2 infections were reported from mainland China in
* H7N2, Virginia, 2002: Following an outbreak of H7N2 among poultry in the Shenandoah Valley poultry production area, one person was found to have
serologic evidence of infection with H7N2.
* H5N1, China and Hong Kong, 2003 : Two cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) infection occurred among members of a Hong Kong family that had traveled
to China. One person recovered, the other died. How or where these two family members were infected was not determined. Another family member died of
a respiratory illness in China, but no testing was done.
* H7N7, Netherlands, 2003 : The Netherlands reported outbreaks of influenza A (H7N7) in poultry on several farms. Later, infections were reported
among pigs and humans. In total, 89 people were confirmed to have H7N7 influenza virus infection associated with this poultry outbreak. These cases
occurred mostly among poultry workers. H7N7-associated illness included 78 cases of conjunctivitis (eye infections) only; 5 cases of conjunctivitis
and influenza-like illnesses with cough, fever, and muscle aches; 2 cases of influenza-like illness only; and 4 cases that were classified as
“other.” There was one death among the 89 total cases The death occurred in a veterinarian who visited one of the affected farms and developed
acute respiratory distress syndrome and complications related to H7N7 infection. The majority of these cases occurred as a result of direct contact
with infected poultry; however, Dutch authorities reported three possible instances of transmission from poultry workers to family members. Since that
time, no other instances of H7N7 infection among humans have been reported.
* H9N2, Hong Kong, 2003 : H9N2 infection was confirmed in a child in Hong Kong. The child was hospitalized but recovered.
* H7N2, New York, 2003: In November 2003, a patient with serious underlying medical conditions was admitted to a hospital in New York with
respiratory symptoms. One of the initial laboratory tests identified an influenza A virus that was thought to be H1N1. The patient recovered and went
home after a few weeks. Subsequent confirmatory tests conducted in March 2004 showed that the patient had been infected with an H7N2 avian influenza
virus. An investigation to determine the source of infection is ongoing.
* H5N1, Thailand and Vietnam, 2004: In January 2003, outbreaks of highly pathogenic influenza A (H5N1) in Asia were first reported by the World
Health Organization. From December 30, 2003, to March 17, 2004, 12 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) were reported in Thailand and 23
in Vietnam, resulting in a total of 23 deaths. Visit www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/outbreaks/asia.htm, www.oie.int, and www.who.int/en for more
* H7N3 in Canada , 2004: In February 2004, human infections of H7N3 among poultry workers were associated with an H7N3 outbreak among poultry. The
H7N3-associated illnesses consisted of eye infections.
* H5N1, Thailand and Vietnam, 2004 and 2005: Beginning in late June 2004, new lethal outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry were reported by several
countries in Asia. The new outbreaks of H5N1 in poultry in Asia were followed by renewed sporadic reporting of human cases of H5N1 infection in
Vietnam and Thailand beginning in August and continuing into 2005. Of particular note is one isolated instance of probable limited human-to-human
transmission occurring in Thailand in September.
Cause of Death/ Lifetime Odds
Heart Disease 1-in-5
Accidental Injury 1-in-36
Motor Vehicle Accident 1-in-100
Intentional Self-harm (suicide) 1-in-121
Falling Down 1-in-246
Assault by Firearm 1-in-325
Fire or Smoke 1-in-1,116
Natural Forces (heat, cold, storms, quakes, etc.) 1-in-3,357
Air Travel Accident 1-in-20,000
Legal Execution 1-in-58,618
Lightning Strike (included also in Natural Forces above) 1-in-83,930
Snake, Bee or other Venomous Bite or Sting 1-in-100,000
Earthquake (included also in Natural Forces above) 1-in-131,890
Dog Attack 1-in-147,717
Asteroid Impact 1-in-200,000
Fireworks Discharge 1-in-615,488
Bird Flu 1-in-112,100,000
based on currrent
Conclusion: odds in being brainwashed by the media to buy vaccines and lab chemicals 1-in-2.
[edit on 17-9-2005 by Regenmacher]