posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 01:05 AM
Well guys... I bring an update I wish I didn't have here to share. I really wish this wasn't what it is ...and lets hope it's overreaction to a bad
cold or something else. Anything else. If not, then the Human to Human transmission question may have it's answer ...the jury may have returned with
their verdict and as the song goes, 'no reprieve on the docket today.'
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Three hospital personnel have developed respiratory symptoms after coming into contact with Taiwan's first confirmed case
of H7N9 avian flu, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Wednesday. All three had taken proper protective measures when providing medical care for
the patient, a 53-year-old man who fell ill three days after retuning from China's Jiangsu Province, one of the H7N9-affected areas, the center said.
A survey of the epidemic situation showed that 139 local people had come into contact with the man, a Taiwanese businessman based in Jiangsu's Suzhou
area, the center sa
Now it;s very important to note here, it's preliminary in that many others had contact with this patient and have NOT developed possible symptoms of
contracting the illness. Who knows what other patients these 3 had contact with who carried other things? At the same time, the story notes that
Taiwan is taking the development very seriously in case it isn't a passing issue that turns out to be unrelated.
Two of China's largest cities -- Shanghai and Beijing -- as well as five Chinese provinces -- Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan and Shandong -- have
reported confirmed infections. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Taiwan had reported 129 suspected H7N9 cases, 128 of which have been ruled out as H7N9
infections, said Chou Jih-haw, deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control under the Department of
As the second part of the story quote indicates, this is also a very fluid situation (NO pun intended. Not on this) where suspected and confirmed
cases are a world apart. One may have no relation to the other in the end result, in fact. It makes for more bright hope that these 3 are simply
showing something entirely different.
It would also seem with Beijing and Shanghai directly involved for their dense populations, the world won't have too long to wonder if the mutation
carries into a Human to Human form. At these mortality rates, it strikes me as a wildfire if it crosses that barrier without losing virulence?
* Heck with it.. We're all adults here and Doom Porn can be evaluated for the data it carries without flipping out about what 90% of this shows for
normal "Just another day on Earth with nature".
Disease / Medical Outbreak Reports - Data Feeds
edit on 28-4-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)