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Bird flu spreads to Egypt

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posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 11:50 AM
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The death toll has risen to 12, the latest victim to the desease is a 17 year old girl. 19 out of 26 of the countries provinces has detected the virus. The World Health Organization said, if the HSN1 strain mutates, then it can become a world wide pandemic.
 



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A 17-year-old Egyptian girl has died from bird flu, bringing to 12 the number of confirmed deaths from the disease in the country.

t is believed that she became infected with avian influenza after coming into contact with sick and infected birds.

Several weeks ago, the World Health Organization announced that two of those who had died had been infected with a strain of the virus that was showed moderate resistance to the antiviral drug, Tamiflu.

Experts point out that cross-infection to humans is still relatively rare and usually occurs where people have been in close contact with infected birds.


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Looks like this virus is becoming a real epidemic. It is just a matter of time before the virus mutates and becomes "airborne"... With the world's temperatures rising, (IMO) I think its going to get worse, real quick.

I find it weird, since the world become somewhat warmer, the virus started spreading to other countries. Can the bird flu virus be linked with global warming?

Let you be the judge? Coincidence or not?




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