300 poultry farmers die of Bird flu

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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:26 AM
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300 poultry farmers die of Bird flu


www.ghanaweb.com

At least 312 poultry farmers the world over were reported to have contracted Avian Influenza, the deadly bird flu since it was first detected, Dr J.A. Awuni, a Veterinary Officer has said on Wednesday.
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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:26 AM
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what do you guys think of this?
Im sure that it happened in Germany too.
Oh and now they have finally confirmed it can go from human-human. So what to think of it?
Any thoughts on this discovery? O_O

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posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:30 AM
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oh and why did they give that article that title if they all havent died yet? it made me like think, you know. was it un helpable as they said?



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:32 AM
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It's pretty scary stuff. I don't even know what to say. I don't think its time to panic just yet though. Hopefully they will contain it. better 300 than several million.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:38 AM
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So true. I hope they can figure it out because apparently the incubation can be like 1 week or more depending on what it is in.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:44 AM
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if I remember right, the "normal" flu contagion period lasts about 2 days (I may be mistaken, please correct me if I'm wrong). Now, I don't know if thats after symptoms show or right when you catch it. Of course this strain is a little different.. Weeklong incubation? That could be bad especially if you're contagious for more than 2 days. heck, even 2 days can be bad. You feel fine, lets go to work! You then spread it to others... and so on and so forth. Bah! Time for the Mask.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:48 AM
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Originally posted by Chiiru
if I remember right, the "normal" flu contagion period lasts about 2 days (I may be mistaken, please correct me if I'm wrong). Now, I don't know if thats after symptoms show or right when you catch it. Of course this strain is a little different.. Weeklong incubation? That could be bad especially if you're contagious for more than 2 days. heck, even 2 days can be bad. You feel fine, lets go to work! You then spread it to others... and so on and so forth. Bah! Time for the Mask.


Yah! I am sure it is around 2 or 3 days. Something like that. Oh i know! That would be very unfortunate considering people still go out and about when they are sick and such. Malls and schools and like walmarts,targets,costcos things like that would be like an easy transmission ground



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:57 AM
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Not sure how they count, but I get 187.

Maybe they are counting on the ones infected to die as well.



He said 60 per cent of the infected farmers have died and the rest could not be cured completely because they did not adhere to bio-security measures.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 12:59 AM
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They must be counting the other ones too because i was also wondering that myself.Good looking out



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:00 AM
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180-190, 60% of 300. I guess the rest are considered lost causes. But that content you posted, the rest won't be cured "completely", however, death wasn't mentioned?



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:07 AM
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Originally posted by Chiiru
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180-190, 60% of 300. I guess the rest are considered lost causes. But that content you posted, the rest won't be cured "completely", however, death wasn't mentioned?


i just thought about the wording of that content, they make it seem like it was pointless to work on saving them so are they just gonna kill them off?



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:08 AM
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I did not know there was a human to human transmission. This in itself is very alarming. Better start stocking up on survival stuff because it's only a matter of time now. I would say stock up on non perishable foods because you might have to live in your house for 2-3 weeks or longer.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by cloakndagger
I did not know there was a human to human transmission. This in itself is very alarming. Better start stocking up on survival stuff because it's only a matter of time now. I would say stock up on non perishable foods because you might have to live in your house for 2-3 weeks or longer.


Oh I know! My English teacher from sophomore year was telling me us about that she said it'd take a couple of years and now it is so she still talks to us about it because i see her all around school she said its only a matter of time so she influenced me to start my kit.
she said we would also be out of school for weeks. so would that mess up all of us graduating high school seniors?



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:14 AM
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While it is known that this may be on the same magnitude of the flu epidemic in 1912 (I think it was 1912 am I right or wrong?) maybe a little more, but this isnt a whole humanity killer. Yes, if it isnt contained, it is estimated that the virus will kill several million individuals throughout the globe. Several million versus approximately 6.6 - 7 Billion humans all over the planet. As a species, we are very overpopulated, and to be honest, this pandemic would only scratch the surface of "us" as a whole. The best way to combat the avian flu is to be fit, and have a pretty kickin immune system. Although most flu's target the very young and the elderly, the avian flu is the complete opposite, targeting teens and young adults, which is rather odd, but the same thing happened at the last flu pandemic. Just stay fit, take your vitamins, eat healthy...



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Chiiru
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While it is known that this may be on the same magnitude of the flu epidemic in 1912 (I think it was 1912 am I right or wrong?) maybe a little more, but this isnt a whole humanity killer. Yes, if it isnt contained, it is estimated that the virus will kill several million individuals throughout the globe. Several million versus approximately 6.6 - 7 Billion humans all over the planet. As a species, we are very overpopulated, and to be honest, this pandemic would only scratch the surface of "us" as a whole. The best way to combat the avian flu is to be fit, and have a pretty kickin immune system. Although most flu's target the very young and the elderly, the avian flu is the complete opposite, targeting teens and young adults, which is rather odd, but the same thing happened at the last flu pandemic. Just stay fit, take your vitamins, eat healthy...


you were close but it was 1918-1918. Sadly sometimes even doing just that isnt enough



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:28 AM
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correction 1918-1919 i guess i pressed the 8 instead of the 9 woops haha



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by Chiiru
The best way to combat the avian flu is to be fit, and have a pretty kickin immune system.


I may be wrong, but I believe that it isn’t the flu that kills you but your immune system reacting to the flu. So a great immune system is what you DONT want, and why the very young and old stand a better chance of recovery.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:30 AM
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lol nevertheless the main point I'm attempting to get through is to calm any fears that this one virus is going to kill everyone on the planet. It's just natures way of population control.



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:33 AM
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Originally posted by cavscout

I may be wrong, but I believe that it isn’t the flu that kills you but your immune system reacting to the flu. So a great immune system is what you DONT want, and why the very young and old stand a better chance of recovery.


Nor am I a flu expert, just trying to remember what I've learned about the basic "household" virus. this "new" strain is obviously something completely different, a new monster so to speak. I never knew it was the immune system though... I better do more research lol



posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:39 AM
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it is because the immune system will send out more to attack the virus generally making you weak and tired beacuse the fight is bigger since you immune system is greater you konw but too good and you wount beable to have the cells known to the virus to do any effect, get it or am i a bit confusing? sorry for that



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