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NEWS: Three People Feared to have Caught Bird Flu

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posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 01:39 PM
Three people who after visiting Asia have returned to the French Indian Ocean Island of reunion are feared to have caught avian flu. The three people visited Thailand last year, and after being in contact with birds at the local zoo are feared to have caused the virus.
The initial tests carried out on Reunion were positive, and samples are being rushed to Paris for further tests.

Meanwhile, officials in China have mobilized roadside sterilization stations and are inspecting markets to tackle the third outbreak of bird flu in a week.

The latest scare came in the central province of Hunan where more than 500 chickens and ducks died from the H5N1 strain.

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Uh oh….not much info on this story as of yet but updates to come. I really do hope this is not the news story we’ve all be dreading to hear.

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posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 01:49 PM
This avian flu is just not going away, i'm not one who gets carried away with things like this, but its definetly getting more serious as each day passes, I only hope something is done to nip this in the bud.

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 01:56 PM
It does seem like every day brings a little more information into light. It just seems really frustrating now and again, as the information always seems to be tid bits.

Only time will tell how this plays out.


posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 01:57 PM
Doh, [caution: VENTing!]

Avian flu has always been dormant +/or active in wild bird populations. Just like cancer in people, we were just not aware of the cause of death. So what are we going to do about- Maybe they will want to kill off all wild bird populations. That seems to be the mentality of this generation. If we can't exploit it, kill it.

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 03:19 PM
Well according to all the articles I have been reading this is a serious vector point. Two things (minimum) have to happen for this virus to become a pandemic. First it needs to easily mutate to a form that is passed human to human and second it needs an easy way to travel. Well I guess the latter has happened. I am not familiar with the Reunion Islands but I assume that these people flew there. Does that mean everyone on the plane has come in contact with the virus. As these people all returned to their homes did they in turn pass it to their local avain population and why we are seeing it turn up in Europe, Russia etc or is that simple migration patterns of other birds?

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