posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 08:58 PM
It would seem the Human to Human transmission aspect is one the jury is still out on and not looking real good for a not guilty verdict coming
The H7N9 bird flu strain is on the rise, having already killed 22 people in China while infecting 108. That’s a kill rate of 20% — among the
highest ever witnessed in a bird flu strain. It has also spread outside of China, infecting a Taiwan national who brought the infection back to Taiwan
and now rests in critical condition in a Taiwan hospital.
Health authorities in the region haven’t yet said this strain of bird flu has achieved human-to-human transmission, but it seems increasingly likely
that such a trait either already exists or will develop very quickly. That’s because the virus has been spreading among chickens without any
symptoms showing. It doesn’t make the chickens sick, in other words, allowing chickens to be “stealth carriers” of a virus that can easily leap
I know.. Not the best source by Rabbit standards ...but I'm NOT linking out to the disease outbreak/tracking site I watch right at the moment. Doom
Porn is on steroids for this and 2 other bugs at the moment. It's throwing gas onto a fire that doesn't need it.
However, that article sums up the fears well enough. Also.. for those asking about why China? As I understand this..China is the top pork consumer in
the world and one of, if not the top chicken producer in the world. In rural China, much of the humans and livestock live in close quarters and share
bugs back and forth. Usually that's not a real bad thing for them since it builds immunity but when a weird bug pops up and mutates? It doesn't have
far to hop.
The U.S. has a similar issue with the Corporate livestock farming to compress enormous numbers of animals into tight and unhealthy conditions. Some
biologists have called it a ticking time bomb in a giant incubator with an unknown time set for the next super bug to mutate out of that mess.
.....Dengue Fever as well as a couple others are ones I'm also watching but don't worry too much about, simply because Dengue Fever and it's
related bugs usually focus within geographic areas and do not make annual trips through every major nation in the world as the Flu does. H7N9 also has
no immunity within humans naturally and no vaccine currently available touched this one. Not yet, anyway.
(Still running over 20% mortality on
known cases to losses.)