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A 4-year-old Indonesian boy has died from bird flu, bringing the death toll to 160 in the country hardest-hit by the deadly virus, a health official said Tuesday. While the H5N1 bird flu virus has killed relatively few people, scientists have been closely monitoring it for its potential to mutate and affect humans worldwide. Last week, Kusriastuti said a form of the H5N1 virus not previously detected in Indonesia had killed hundreds of thousands of ducks on the main island of Java. The type of virus has been found circulating in a number of other countries and does not indicate any change that makes humans more susceptible. The new form of the virus is believed to have entered Indonesia through imported ducks, but Kusriastuti said it's also possible it may have evolved on its own from existing strains.
Agreed. Must ban migratory birds now. Think of the children. Seriously though. H5N1 does seem to be mutating, I just wonder if it has mutated enough yet?
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by DarthMuerte
Better get the government on the horn.......Something needs banned!!
The ducks? or the British Blokes?
Originally posted by Mikeyy
In before all the brittish blokes come in here a call for a ban on ducks!
Round them all up! Tag their ankles!