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(submission) Is H5N1 Now Capable of Human to Human Transmission

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posted on May, 23 2006 @ 06:25 PM
The World Health Organization released a statement today announcing the possible outbreak of the first ever human to human transmission of the Bird Flu (H5N1). The agency is scheduling a meeting later to discuss this outbreak and to possibly issue a pandemic alert.
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- All seven people infected with bird flu in a cluster of Indonesian cases can be linked to other patients, according to disease trackers investigating possible human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus.

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This is possibly the second outbreak of H2H Bird Flu. In the article it is mentioned that there was another possible out break of H5N1 in Thailand. I knew of the outbreak in the UK and Iran, I had not heard of an outbreak in Thailand.

While it may not be the dreaded "Super-Flu", it is following the pattern suggested by the WHO and CDC. The May 20 death of General Lee Jong-Wook, head of the WHO, could not have come a worse time.

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posted on May, 27 2006 @ 03:47 PM
Drug maker Roche has been put on alert by the U.N


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