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China Confirms Human H5N1(Bird Flu) Transmission

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:47 AM
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China Confirms Human H5N1(Bird Flu) Transmission


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Human-to-human transmission of bird flu has happened about a dozen times in the past, in countries including Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Turkey. In nearly every case, transmission has occurred among blood relatives who have been in close contact, and the virus has not spread into the wider community.

The father apparently had no direct exposure to sick birds. His only known exposure to bird flu was close contact with his son.
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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:47 AM
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More human to human transmission... The disease is spreading and evolving just like they said it would. This thing is like a powderkeg surrounded by lit matches.

I wonder if diseases like AIDS, and Bird Flu are being used to control the global population especially in areas of high population and low income.

Even if the disease were not created and/or released intentionally: the fact that the poor suffer because of the World's governments inhumane fiscal policies which keep some safe and others in peril.

Either we are worth saving as a whole race, or we are expendable as a race. No one should be medically poor due to social and economic constraints.

If we had spent the same amount of money on healthcare that we have on the wars in IRAQ and Afghanistan, we could have provided every American with free health care for life and an education with 4 yrs college PAID for every US citizen.

Priorities, People!
Is our children learnin?


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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:04 AM
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Yes I heard it in the radio (Chinese) on the way to work.

Apparently Yahoo is not reporting everything again (as usual).

91 people, who had been in contact with the father, were also being tested and clean. The authorities reacted quite swiftly.



[edit on 8/4/08 by IchiNiSan]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:28 AM
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Well, the good news is that it hasn't spread to the rest of the communities.
I can see the day when everyone must walk around with surgical masks on like when they had that SARS thing in Toronto. Except, you'll never be able to take it off.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by TheComte
I can see the day when everyone must walk around with surgical masks on like when they had that SARS thing in Toronto. Except, you'll never be able to take it off.


This seems to be common practice in mainly far east countries, especially Japan. People are very understanding that if ill, only with the common cold or with the flu - that they should cover up.

What I hate is the stigma attached to these masks for day to day airborne illnesses in the West - Just hop on any City Metro/Subway with one on, and see what I mean.

We should stop thinking about fashion and what people think and do the right thing when we are ill; as people in the east do. I'm sick of people spreading their germs in the office or on the train (no pun intended). Now if I catch something from them, it might mean I'll be off work sick for a few days - but it could be far sooner that we think that the cough and splutter of a fellow commuter could be something far worse.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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I agree, and as an overseas Chinese coming back to here I still have to get used to using a mouth mask when I have the flu. In Hong Kong that is common practice, and almost anyone visitting hospitals are wearing masks as well. In some of the more developed cities in China, like Shenzhen you will start to see this good habit.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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Yes, this is very frightening. I watched special that said if this goes human to human in less than month it would be all over the US.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 01:16 PM
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Let socialism ring!



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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I don't know; there seems to be some incredible leaps in logic on the issue of viruses.

We know that these things were happening long before medical science even knew what they were, let alone how to manipulate them. I believe these theories about the government creating AIDS or now this Bird Flu, are products of paranoia.

Even if there were a giant conspiracy of the worlds governments and powers, and that is a huge IF, to believe they have recruited the medical community as well is bordering on insanity.

If they indeed are contemplating some sort of mass killing to control the population, I'd think they would use methods that would allow them to control exactly who died. The flu or any virus would be the least likely method I would think. Would they want to risk their own lives so flippantly. These viruses mutate so quickly and unpredictably that it would make little sense.

I would expect they would use something more controllable like toxins in water supplies that dissipate over time so they could control who is killed. Many things could be easily blamed on an industry or even Terrorist activity. An airborne disease that mutates quickly, making it impossible to guarantee a vaccine or cure, could strike anyone and would make little sense to me.

With random killings they would also kill people they need. Even if and again a big IF, they did something like this; they would still need an infrastructure and many people with specific skills. The number of people involved would make this highly unlikely.

I think I'll leave this in the extremely remote possibility with no evidence category along side the Reptilians. Just because somebody dreams up an idea and spreads it around the Internet does not constitute evidence.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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I thought this story looked very familiar, hmm

posted a day earlier

www.abovetopsecret.com...





posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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Isn't a massive epidemic mentioned in the Bible? (End times, of course)



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by nightlark
What I hate is the stigma attached to these masks for day to day airborne illnesses in the West - Just hop on any City Metro/Subway with one on, and see what I mean.

Well, it's because they are so generic looking. American will wear them if they had expensive looking Corporate Logos plastered across them . . . designer masks, to look like big kissy lips, vampire fanged mouths, spigots, drains, etc.

Quickly everyone, trade in all your survival food and gold and stock up on term life insurance, ha. Nature is fighting back!



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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We are now in stage 5 of 6.

Dr Mukhtiar Zaman Afridi, head of the isolation ward for avian flu patients at Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, told the BBC that a poultry worker in Peshawar apparently passed the disease on to members of his family.
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Passing the disease on to members of the family qualifys as a small cluster of human to human.

Stage 6 is large clusters of outbreaks. Then Pandemic.
The difference is a matter of scale at this point.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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Does anyone else feel a little worried that the Olympics will be held in the "ground zero" region of the world when it comes to the Bird Flu?

Sounds like the perfect storm needed to unleash a pandemic. People from all over the world gather in a place where the flu is active and then spread out back to their homelands. Crossing my fingers on this one.


MBF

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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People don't use common sense when they are sick. If they are sick, they should stay at home until they are well and not spread germs to their coworkers. Schools, and especially day care where there are lots of kids that are close together are nothing but a ticking time bomb. If people don't start using common sense and isolating themselves when they get sick, this bird flu can make the 1919 flu look like the common cold and wipe out tens if not hundreds of millions of people.



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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I agree with most of you people, but as i've heard, every now and then, a massive pandemia takes place. Since the vaccine for this illness is on the market (china created it i think), i don't think that H5N1 will be the one.


MBF

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 10:41 PM
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I don't think they have the amount of vaccine to take care of a large amount of people. If the virus mutates, they are back at square one. Their best bet for right now is to contain the sick so that it will not spread very far.



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