I just came across the following story.
It was reported by Global Post
and also posted at the
Who Spread H5N1 in Egypt ??
know that it is strange question because naturally due to the position of Egypt in the world ,the birds will pass by in their annual migration;
Conspiracy theories may rest in this issue because all the world suffer from it in a way or another.
But it won’t rest for MP Ali Laben”MBs” in the parliament who asked directly the prime minister and ministers of Agriculture and Health about
the involvement of the NAMRU-3 lab in spreading the H5N1 virus in Egypt.In other words he accuses the Americans to spread the virus in Egypt along
with the Israelis too !! “Some Israeli experts have attended the H5N1 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh last year !! Already this was an international
conference held by the WHO as far as I know”
Laben accused the lab to experiment the virus on the Egyptians in the Abbassia fever hospital ,of course the lab is not in the hospital but rather
adjacent to it . I understand that Mr. Laben concerns about the country but this is too much ,it is not logic at all ,this is pure conspiracy theory I
We are talking about science and logic here.He is forgetting that in all the infection cases in Egypt birds transfer the virus to the humans , all the
H5N1 victims in Egypt were mostly from rural villages.The WHO documents every single condition and currently the lab and the WHO publishes directly
online all the info regarding the progress of the virus.
The MP does not understand how dangerous the virus is , already I wonder if he believes the United States had spread the virus in Asia !!?? Ok what if
this lab was not American but were Russian from the old Soviet Egyptian relations time !!?? Or were following the EU !!?? Or even the WHO ??
If I were in the MP place , I would ask about how our poultry industry was doomed despite we had the opportunity to save this industry and our
position as one of the main exporters of poultry in the region !! Why we have not revived this industry and we opened the doors for imports !! This is
what the the MP should ask ,relevant questions not spread conspiracy theories.
After reading the story I tried to confirm the first claim made by the article, "due to the position of Egypt in the world ,the birds will pass by in
their annual migration."
After a number of searches, it did not appear that this is true. However, I could be missing something.
If I find more information about this story I will post it here.
[edit on 22-3-2009 by tsrk30]