As some of you may know I have been a follower of H5N1 since last March when reports were first coming on scene although not in our local media at
that time. Throughout I have also been following threads here on ATS and the concerns that people are having and of course others thinking this is all
a scam orchestrated by our gov's.
Even though it appears the H5N1 is on the move we have all been waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop in which the H5N1 makes the antigenic shift
and can potential infect us all.
Up to this point I have taken it all in stride and have just kept my eyes and ears open and have taken medial steps to prepare in the event this does
I recently read a report by Dr. Henry Niman in which some if not most are familiar and this report does startle me.
A resident of northern Israel may have contracted bird flu, the Health Ministry has reported.
The man has recovered from the illness he was suffering from and released to his home, but preliminary tests reveal he may still be suffering from
bird flu. (ok that's good news) BUT
The Middle East is of considerable concern because of the large number of migratory birds that pass through the Middle East when migrating from Europe
to Africa. (And here's why)
The Middle East is also of concern because of indiginous H9N2.
The H9N2 carries a polymorphism. H9N2 influenza viruses are panzootic in domestic poultry in Eurasia and since 1999 have caused transient infections
in humans and pigs. (This is bad why?)
This polymorphism increases HA affinity for human receptors, which would be associated with more efficient transmission to humans.
And according to the report Israel is epdemic for H9N2 right now.
Could this be the playing field so to speak for recombination that we all have been waiting for?
I also find it of interest that Israel has always been the ground for the end times and is often key to components of study about the end of the world
or Armeggedon and such. How ironic would it be if Israel were to be the start of this pandemic that we all are waiting for.
Of course this is just my thoughts and I welcome anyone with other ideas. I just wanted to put this out there.
Oh here is the link"