H2N1 Out Break!

#1
HN21

The bird flu virus detected in Romania is the same lethal strain which struck in Asia.
Confirmation came following tests at the Veterinary Laboratory Agency in Weybridge in the UK.

The H5N1 strain has caused heavy losses of livestock in south-east Asia since 2003 and more than 60 human deaths.

Although its human victims contracted the disease from contact with birds, there are fears a mutant form of the virus may start passing between humans.


The WHO has warned millions could die in a global pandemic if this happens.
 
#2
Anya1982 said:
HN21

The bird flu virus detected in Romania is the same lethal strain which struck in Asia.
Confirmation came following tests at the Veterinary Laboratory Agency in Weybridge in the UK.

The H5N1 strain has caused heavy losses of livestock in south-east Asia since 2003 and more than 60 human deaths.

Although its human victims contracted the disease from contact with birds, there are fears a mutant form of the virus may start passing between humans.




The WHO has warned millions could die in a global pandemic if this happens.
so is it h2n1 or h5n1? what are you on about ?
 
#3
I'll go dye my hair blonde now!


Edited: Sorry my bad! Didn't notice I had got it round wrong way or wrong fullstop!
 
#4
This bird flue is no joke, if it crosses over Millions will die.
Thats Millions not a few thou as from King George's Raqi adventure.
john
 
#5
jonwilly said:
This bird flue is no joke, if it crosses over Millions will die.
Thats Millions not a few thou as from King George's Raqi adventure.
john
What millions of birds or millions of people? If you mean birds.... you could be right. If you mean people, there's a long way for the virus to go before that's a certainty.
 
#6
Its already crossed over..............60 people have already died from it.

The WHO is playing down a pandemic but I've seem estimates of between 15 to 150 milllion humans dead (in the Broadsheets and other literature with proper science correspondats) if this thing takes hold.

Porton Down'll be busy!!
 
#7
Two years ago the PM where I live told the visiting EU rep that there was no serious outbreak of bird flue in Thialand. Three days later after rep had left country he admitted massive outbreak and they was culling on a national scale.
Start of last week the CP group The largest company here, announced that the new outbreak in Turkey was not the 'fatal' strain.
Bare face lie's from 'Serious sourses' are part of life here. You can guess who controls The Chicken Farm and its massive overseas operations.

Last year the local press reported a case of human to human transmision, it soon vanished from following editions.
I will say again
This bird flue is no joke, if it crosses over Millions will die.
john in dull boring serious mood.
 
#8
theloggie said:
The WHO is playing down a pandemic
I would have thought The Who would be more concerned that Keith Moon and John Entwhistle have both died and Pete Townshend is an alleged childhood violinist (kiddy fiddler).

Come on musicians...get your priorities right!
 
#10
jonwilly said:
Well done cardinal getting this thread back to serious arrse matters
john
You know the score :wink:

Subtle humour is difficult though innit. Like the old Billy Connolly 'f*** off, he hinted' sketch.
 
#11
theloggie said:
Its already crossed over..............60 people have already died from it.

The WHO is playing down a pandemic but I've seem estimates of between 15 to 150 milllion humans dead (in the Broadsheets and other literature with proper science correspondats) if this thing takes hold.

Porton Down'll be busy!!
Think about these things for a second:

1. Who is the more credible source? The WHO, or a bunch of journos eager to sell copy and advertising space?

2. 60 people dead. 6,000,000,000 people still alive. Can we get a sense of perspective please?

3. *Tinfoil hat on* There's also the argument that governments are using whatever threat there is as an excuse to further their own agendas. E.g. the French and others being v. quick to ban any kind of poultry import from certain countries. Then there's the old chestnut about people being more compliant in the face of a crisis.
 
#14
jonwilly said:
Ah Billy C, yes Cardinal luved him ever since I heard him do the Crucfiction.
john
All hail the Big Yin. And Cardinal Sin is an outstanding hero as well by the way.

Actually, back to the story, remember that there is always that perceived wisdom that you engineer a crisis in order to allow you to crack down on it - or something 'rather convenient' (cue 'Doctor Evil' laugh).
 
#15
Bird Flu is further proof, if any were needed, that life's a bitch and God's a cnut.
However, since BF is yet to mutate into a human to human transferrable killer, and since there won't be much I can do if/when it does start killing people, I'm not going to worry about it.
It's also worth remembering that, in 1999, "experts" were predicting the end of the world due to the Millinium Bug.
And we all know how that one turned out.
 
#16
I agree totally with crabtastic. There's sombody on the news today stating that there WILL be a MINIMUM of 50,000 extra deaths because of 'the avian flu pandemic'.

Hello people. There isn't an avian flu pandemic. The virus is STILL not transferable between humans and the 60.... yes 60 who have died in the far east have died over a long period of time (first discovered in 1997 and infected 117 people of which 60 have died since) and mainly because they live with their animals over there so are more likley to catch things from them.

Scare mongering to the highest degree and the only people to gain from it are the governments and their policies.
 
#17
They will start ranting on about cat flu next!

Still, 60 people dying is more than 0. Still worrying a little.
 
#18
#19
The Human to Human case was a girl who had had no 'known' conntact with fowl and is thought to have caught it off her cousin who as a country girl.
Both girls died. It was report in local press here but authorities where quick to play the matter down.
There is massive money involved in providing 'Cheap' chicken, a meat eaten by all religions and please trust me where I live, life is cheap and big bussines cares more about profit then would be PC in a western society. We have the best politicians money can buy.
john
 
#20
Your fighting a sad case here, there only bothered about choking there own chicken so this wouldnt effect them! But you lot should listen it isnt a joke.
 

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