posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 05:59 AM
OK, so for a few days now I've heard that there may be
a new case of H5N1 in Romania and Turkey. I'm a little confused here as to why it is
taking so long for them to figure out if this is, in fact, the H5N1 strain. I can see a few possibilities:
1. Culturing/identifying might take a long time even with round-the-clock work
2. The scientists not hurrying to culture and identify the virus
3. They already know it is H5N1 and want to have "all their ducks in a row" (pardon the pun) before they release information
Also, there was some news (heard just after I posted, www.mirror.co.uk...
) that the initial tests for H5N1 were negative in Romania.
Later, I heard news from another group that there might be additional outbreaks of this mysterious disease in the Danube area of Romania.
Just sounds... really wierd at this point. I have a feeling that Europe's going to panic if they say that they found H5N1.
[edit on 10-10-2005 by Toxic Fox]