I'm going to go with a measles epidemic being caused at the Olympics in London rather than the bird flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the Olympics in London, as well as the Euro 2012 soccer cup in Poland and Ukraine, will be
huge draws for American travelers and will increase the risk for measles infection. The virus is much more prevalent in Europe, leading to
eight deaths and 26,000 illnesses last year.
Last year, England and Wales had 1,086 cases of measles, according to the U.K. Health Protection Agency. "Ukraine is experiencing a large measles
outbreak right now," Martin says.
CDC warns U.S.
travelers to London Olympics of measles risk
Also with the Euro soccer cup in the Ukraine 2012, they seem to have great difficulty getting their measles under control.
According to the data of epidemiologist, the total number of measles cases in Ukraine registered for December is 770: 503 cases in Lviv region, 208
cases in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 25 cases in Volyn region, 17 cases in Rivne region and 13 cases in Transcarpathian region
Ukraine: 2011 Measles outbreaks
Which doubled and tripled in those regions by mid-January 2012.
By January 4, 2012, the 770 cases turned into 1500 cases. By February 8, 2012 there were 2826 cases.
Ukraine: Measles 2012 cases
Most likely culprit of such fast spread of measles in the Ukraine is their government owned brothels. It goes from tourists into brothels. From the
prostitutes into their children, from the children into the schools. Or from prostitutes to the men, men to their children, from their children into
Ukraine's government doesn't close down nor sanitize their brothels in the event of measles outbreaks in kids in the schools. They'd lose too much
money if they close down brothels just because kids in schools were catching measles. Which is why the number of cases explodes there.
Just to give you an idea of the difference, any other area like Canada or the United States
or even the UK, when they get the first few cases
of measles-- MEASLES IS USUALLY CONTAINED WITHIN 30 CASES OR LESS WITHIN ANY REGION.
In the U.S., if a kid infected with measles walks into a
public building like a Social Security office, they close down the building. (Yes, they close down that particular Social Security office) for
sanitation and they ventilate the building, cleansing the A/C unit if they have to.
Ukraine can't seem to contain the measles--they don't close down government-owned brothels in any measles region epidemic. Ukraine went from a few
cases to nearly 3000 cases in just a couple of months, unable to contain them.