Not scare-mongering. But something is going on here.
...The CDC is leaning on the Indonesian government, saying that if they don't do their job, we'll soon have a new pandemic flu on our hands - H5N1
Bird Flu, this time around.
On the surface, the CDC's conclusion looks sensible, and their actions responsible. But this is the CDC - a deeply political organization partnered
with Big Pharma and the global Agri-Industry…
Looks like the Big Boyz expect a new pandemic - maybe H5N1 Bird Flu, maybe an H5N1/H1N1 reassortment. But they're already covering their butts, and
positioning to scapegoat small farmers in Indonesia.
In summary, we found that influenza A (H5N1) viruses have been transmitted multiple times to pig populations in Indonesia and that 1 virus has
acquired the ability to recognize human-type receptors. Of particular concern is that pigs infected with influenza A (H5N1) viruses showed no
significant influenza-like signs and were likely transported to and from different provinces in Indonesia. On the basis of our findings, we
encourage the Indonesian government to control the transport of pigs within Indonesia. Otherwise, opportunities for this avian virus to adapt to
mammals will increase, as will the risk for emergence of a new pandemic influenza virus.
A bit of background:
1. Pigs are considered "mixing vessels" where animal viruses mutate into forms that can infect humans.
2. Factory farms are like petrie dishes - animals are packed close together, fed human antibiotics and other drugs, and the slightest infection can
rage through a herd - popping out new mutations with every go round. …But small family farms in the developing world are being targeted as most
likely to generate new mutations that infect humans.
3. The 2009 H1N1 Swine (+bird+human) flu went pandemic, but didn't kill many people. [Reports aren't in on the fallout: flu-related chronic disease
and fetal effects.]
Pigs have long been considered potential intermediate hosts in which avian influenza viruses can adapt to humans. …the viruses had been introduced
into the pig population in Indonesia on at least 3 occasions. One isolate had acquired the ability to recognize a human-type receptor. No infected pig
had influenza-like symptoms, indicating that influenza A (H5N1) viruses can replicate undetected for prolonged periods, facilitating avian virus
adaptation to mammalian hosts. Our data suggest that pigs are at risk for infection during outbreaks of influenza virus A (H5N1) and can serve as
intermediate hosts in which this avian virus can adapt to mammals.
* H5N1 Bird Flu has been found in pigs in Indonesia - infection in pigs was previously reported in Vietnam and China.
* One of these "had acquired the ability to recognize a human-type receptor" - meaning it could be easily transmissible to humans.
* H5N1 can be infectious for a long time without being detected, in pigs as in birds - meaning there's a huge window of opportunity for mutation,
adaptation and jumping to other animals or humans.
….NOTE: We'll never know if H5N1 infected North American or European pigs - corporations are MUCH better at censorship than Communists. (They call
it "Confidentiality Agreements.")
Scientists have long anticipated the "Perfect Microbial Storm," and do watch emerging infectious diseases closely.
More key info:
H1N1/H5N1 hybrid next?
...the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus is a reassortant that originated from 4 genetically distinct viruses and appeared to be generated in pigs (24),
suggesting their role in the generation of pandemic influenza viruses. Infection of pigs with influenza A (H5N1) viruses has been reported in Vietnam
(25) and China (26); however, the infection status of pigs in Indonesia remains unknown.
…although influenza A (H5N1) viruses may not have been extensively circulating in pigs in Indonesia recently, these animals are susceptible to
influenza A (H5N1) viruses and can serve as asymptomatic reservoirs for these viruses.
We also found evidence of pig-to-pig transmission of influenza A virus (H5N1), …Pig-to-pig transmission would likely prolong the duration of
influenza A (H5N1) virus infection within a pig population, thereby increasing the likelihood of adaptation and the subsequent generation of influenza
A (H5N1) viruses that replicate efficiently in humans.
…The lack of influenza-like signs in pigs infected with influenza A (H5N1) viruses has several public health implications. …pathogenic influenza A
(H5N1) viruses could easily evade detection as they spread…
edit on 26/9/10 by soficrow because: tinkering