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Where has bird flu gone?

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posted on Oct, 7 2006 @ 09:13 AM
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nothing on TV for months about it

has it just disapeared?




posted on Oct, 8 2006 @ 01:57 PM
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Not at all, it will come back in spring.. The thing is that most humans arent exposed to the birds when they migrate south.

If you notice, the outbreaks has their highest rates during the migration times.

[edit on 8/10/06 by Thain Esh Kelch]



posted on Oct, 8 2006 @ 04:10 PM
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thanks for the heads up

after posting i was worried id get a lot of 'shut up you dont know what your talking about' type posts
but once again ATS come out trumps



posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 04:56 AM
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For the record, I just saw a blurb on TV that stated China was resuming daily bird flu reports. I guess we're on the brink of the next comeback.



posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 05:59 AM
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well its not gone anywhere except the resovoir sources are not active till now.

Indeed a woman has just been confirmed to have it in Eqypt:




Authorities have detected Egypt's first human case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus since May, a World Health Organisation official said on Tuesday


and to look at this in context:




Egypt has had the largest cluster of human bird flu cases outside Asia, and the fresh case came a month after authorities found a number of new cases in birds following a two-month lull in detected poultry cases.


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The new infection brings the number of human cases in Egypt to 15, of whom six have died. All the previous infections were detected between March and May after the virus first surfaced in Egyptian poultry in February.


WHO announcement

So as you can see its still there, just outbreaks like this dont hit the headlines, the risks grow inversely proportional as time goes on the virus has more hosts, and time to mutate into the feared Pandemic form for humans.

However there does seem to be hope at hand soon, please see my ATSNN story on groundbreaking research into this very very real and present danger to most of humanity:

Influenza Breakthrough A New Treatment For All

Kind Regards

Elf

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[edit on 11-10-2006 by MischeviousElf]



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