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Bird Flu Could Arrive In USA Soon!  
User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...2006-03-09-bird-flu-chertoff_x.htm




I would take anything like this very serious. Always be prepared. Robert NWDC10

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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Oh goody - and Chertoff is taking the lead on it. We should be just fine. . .  sarcastic 

Seriously, while we need to be aware of what's going on and vigilant for mutations of the strain, bird flu has become the media's latest paranoid health fantasy. As the article notes, 95 people have died since 2003 - that's a whoping 0.000000527777778% of the population per year. As long as they track it, I think we're fine for now.



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Simply more scare tactics by this administration as far as im concerned. Why the hell is Chertoff the DHS director making these comments. Why not the CDC, or dept of Agriculture, or any number of the more qualified governmental agencies on this issue.
I think this is being blown way out of proportion by both the media and governemnt. Less than 100 people have died in 3 years in the most poppulated countries in the world both in terms of people and poultry, I would venture to say more people have died from being struck by lightening in the "inflicted" countries than bird flu.
Let the scientists do thier work in fighting this without having DHS coming out and telling us to get ready with duct tape everyone, the boogyman is coming.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Weren't we all supposed to be dead of West Nile Virus by now... Or was it Mad Cow Disease?

User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Should hit the UK soon, just waiting to read the headlines on the BBC website

 worried 


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Ahhh!!!! Mad Cow, West Nile, SARS, Foot and Mouth..... and now Bird Flu. Run for your lives!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3611 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

No, no it won't.

And if it does it will only affect a few people.


User currently offlineFlyguyAZ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I agree with the above-- probably just much ado about nothing much... a lot of scientists think that if this bug was going to mutate into a form that could pass person-to-person, it would have already done so (H5N1 has been around since 1997). But then again who knows? It's always good to be prepared. Whatever the case I doubt we're looking at something like 1918 again.


Future ER Doc!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I seem to remember I was  flamed  for starting a thread similar to this one  Sad


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting Solarix (Reply 5):
Ahhh!!!! Mad Cow, West Nile, SARS, Foot and Mouth..... and now Bird Flu. Run for your lives!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

And now Chikungunya which is affecting badly the Indian Ocean islands



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

The far deadlier threat of KFC is already widespread across the USA.  Wink

YOWza



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User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 10):

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Since I do not handle live chickens and I know of no one that does, my thought would be:

OMG!!!! Avian Flu!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! GLOBAL PANDEMIC!!!!!!

oh, wait.....

OMG!!!! Flu Vaccine Shortage!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! GLOBAL PANDEMIC!!!!!

oh, wait.....


OMG!!!! MAD COW!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! GLOBAL PANDEMIC!!!!!

oh, wait.....

But, God forbid we should tell anyone how to properly use condoms or get people off illegal IV drugs.....

GO CANUCKS!!



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