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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.
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.
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.