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Originally posted by soficrow
This is the latest in a new wave of human H5N1 Bird Flu cases that appear to be airborne. Flu news from Asia and Africa has warned about dangerous new strains for some time; nations like Indonesia are prepping for a pandemic.
What's especially interesting is that this news was released on New Year's Eve day - when no one is paying attention, and after all the dire warnings about the two flu research teams that created airborne strains. Looks to me like our corporate handlers saw this coming and positioned to take the heat off industrial farming by blaming the scientists and terrorists.
And oh yeah, the guy is a bus driver.
China suspects bus driver infected with bird flu
Local health authorities say a bus driver has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong where two birds were confirmed to have the same virus last week.
The 39-year-old man surnamed Chen was hospitalized with a fever on Dec. 21 and tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 on Friday, said a statement on the websites of the Shenzhen city and Guangdong provincial health authorities.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 30/12/11 by soficrow because: (no reason given)
Bush Signs Quarantine Orders for Bird Flu
In August of 2003, Fukuda stated that traditional efforts like quarantine would not work to control bird flu.
Quarantine Until Death: The Pandemic Policy Now on Trial in the Court of Public Opinion
Scientists have long known that industrial activities - like factory farming and chemical pollution - cause micro-environmental changes, which in turn force microbes to mutate and create new diseases. But despite scientific knowledge and the overwhelming evidence, industrial practices known to create new diseases have not changed.
Because corporate rights to profit override public health risks, and cancel out individuals' and society's rights. As a result, the world is facing a host of emerging untreatable, incurable and potentially deadly diseases.
Originally posted by decussation
[url=reply to post by chocise
It is the amino acids that are left handed in the bio chemistry of proteins. An interesting side note is that bacteria form proteins from right handed amino acids. It is an interesting question you ask and I will have to look into it further. Sorry for butting in if unwarranted. I Tried to add the link to but it placed it along the header instead of the post box. My bad.
Mirror molecules aren’t tuned to our biochemistry. That’s why the 1960s controversy over the antinausea drug thalidomide was such a surprise [tsk] — the right-handed version calmed morning sickness in pregnant women, but the left-handed version caused birth defects. Usually, though, the mirror image of biological molecules are weaker or have no effect. They can’t shake hands with our proteins.
Man dies from bird flu in southern China
BEIJING — A man in southern China's Guangdong province died of bird flu on Saturday a week after being admitted to hospital with a fever, state media reported.
…..He died in the early afternoon of multiple organ failure, having tested positive for the H5N1 virus…
He had no direct contact with poultry in the month prior to getting sick and had not left the city, Xinhua said.
Guangdong's official newspaper, the Southern Daily, said separately that 120 people who had contact with the man had developed no signs of sickness.
Any person who has an education in anything animal related knows that genetically (in a natural environment) the odds of viruses from different species mixing to create a super virus that can infect more than one species at a time is nearly impossible. ...
Now, I can see it happening once in a lifetime. But multiple times?
I am sad we live in the world that we do. It's frightening to live somewhere that you can't be safe no matter what you do.
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
….I find it impossibly difficult to believe that a bus driver in one of the world's largest cities had contact with only 120 people.
We need to watch closely, wait - and recognize that few governments in the East or West are likely to tell us the truth.
...any news out of the area around that guy, needs to be watched very very closely for an few weeks.
He is like the most fanciable host for an virus success, very scarey if it has mutated or become airborne whilst he was infected.
....remain vigilant against avian influenza infection and to observe the following measures:
* Avoid direct contact with poultry and birds or their droppings; if contacts have been made, they should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water;
* Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
* Wash hands frequently;
* Cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with tissue and put it into covered dustbins;
* Avoid crowded places and contact with sick people with fever;
* Wear a mask when you have respiratory symptoms or need to take care of patients with fever;
* When you have fever and influenza-like illnesses during a trip or when coming back to Hong Kong, you should consult doctors promptly and reveal your travel history.
For further information on avian influenza, please visit the CHP website: www.chp.gov.hk.
HK to suspend import of poultry products from certain places in Shenzhen
In view of a confirmed human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) (H5N1) in Shenzhen, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday (December 31) announced that the area of 13 km radius from usual residence of the patient within 14 days of disease onset is designated as the "import control zone". The decision was made after communicating with the Mainland authorities concerned in accordance with established guidelines.
The import of live poultry and poultry products (including chilled and frozen poultry, and poultry eggs) from this area will be suspended for 21 days, taking effect from today (January 1).
I'd say this is definitely something to watch. I'll need to see a whole lot before I believe there is anything artificial released though. Only the totally and utterly insane release a viral weapon.
Sure, they could make a vaccine and stock enough to cure 'NWO' personnel. Unfortunately the first major mutation of an artificial strain which can't be well predicted in the wild to begin with, and they die with everyone else.
I figure Spanish Flu was a time before anyone could dream of induced mutation, and it killed more than World War I. Pandemics come fairly regularly in history it seems..and we are about due for one, to be frank about it. Could it be this year? Oh geeze, why not? Can anything else possibly be added to 2012, before it's even begun? lol....
Originally posted by soficrow
Problem is, it looks like it was already airborne when he caught it
can think of at least 5 ways a passenger who *is* in contact with poultry might transfer his fluids to the bus driver. Not saying it *couldn't be* or *isn't* airborne, just saying the jury is still waaaay out on that one as yet. Let's not claim that it already looks airborne when we have no evidence of that yet----people get scared and do stupid s##t.
The flu epidemic is becoming increasingly dangerous and may come to a peak during the upcoming New Year countdown events, presidential and legislative elections and the Chinese New Year holidays…
Access to anti-viral drugs expanded to fight flu outbreak
In an effort to contain the spread of the epidemic, government-subsidized anti-viral flu medicines such as Tamiflu and Relenza have been made available to family members, classmates or colleagues of patients with confirmed influenza since Dec. 1, he said.
Eight other categories of patients with flu-like symptoms are also eligible for the drugs. ….those who have developed serious complications, pregnant women determined to need immediate medication, those who have displayed dangerous symptoms, obese people and those who suffer from immunodeficiency, diabetes, or cardioplumonary, liver or kidney disease, along with other serious diseases.
Others include those affected by an infection cluster, those suspected of or confirmed to have contracted the H5N1 virus, and those who have come down with a high fever for 48 hours.
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Warns of 'Possible Major Resurgence' of Avian Flu (H5N1) in Asia and a New Vaccine-Evading Strain in Vietnam and China
The possible combination of influenza strains H1N1 (high infectivity) and H5N1 (high lethality) is a matter of global concern …the Replikin Counts of the two virus strains have risen simultaneously …to their highest levels in 50 years (H1N1, 16.7; H5N1, 23.3) …clinical outbreaks of each strain are now occurring. These simultaneous conditions may increase the risk that the two virus strains might come into contact with each other more frequently, facilitating transfer of genomic material to form a hybrid.
See figures: www.ereleases.com...
The other thing is that if they were keeping the pandemic quiet to give it time to spread (a la a conspiracy), why would they make the drugs so available, especially to the infirm?
Zimbabwe Health Minister unaware of Bird Flu outbreak
Zimbabwe’s Health Minister on Friday expressed that he is not aware of any disease outbreak in the country.
His statement also follows news that a parliamentarian from his own party, MDC-T, died of bird flu this week.
“The Epidemics and Disease Control centre has not informed me about any outbreak, but they are closed and we can only know that after the holidays,” Health minister Henry Madzorera said today.
This week the MDC-T party’s Bulawayo Women’s Assembly chairperson and Senator for Mabutweni, Gladys Dube Gombami, 48, died of bird flu, according a report by the MDC-T party.
Biohazard name: A/H5N1
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Confusing, to say the least. Makes it look like it's just the pandemic of fluid-transmitted flu that they expected, no nefarious elements.
Originally posted by soficrow ...Chinese New Year festivities will start on January 8th this year, and run to New Year's day on January 23. I suspect our corporate leaders want to pull as much cash as they can from the populace before they pull the plug - we probably won't get any accurate information until the end of January.
…I'm lost, LOL. Where do you think they originated from? If this was engineered, surely China is complicit,
Gladys Gombami-Dube the mainstream MDC senator for Mabutweni died of bird flu…
…and if not, they're still complicit for allowing their poultry farming practices, right?
It could happen anywhere they do that, but point of origin is pretty much "who gets the blame" right?
Not that they deserve scorn for it, necessarily, but surely responsibility.
Originally posted by soficrow
1. I seriously doubt this strain was engineered, but if it was, why on earth would China infect their own people and nation?
[Now, it looks like the target has shifted and China is being scapegoated to take the fall instead.]