China Begins Mass Slaughter Of Poultry As Bird Flu Kills Six, On Verge Of Becoming Epidemic: Realtime Victim Map

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While everyone is fascinated by the unraveling slow-motion North Korean theatrical trainwreck, which is nothing but a desperate attempt by a broke "leader" to get paid some "nuisance" cash by the west just so he goes away, the real Asian story has been the latest outbreak of birdflu in China which has not only claimed six lives already (and many more coming), but is starting to have major spillover effects on the broader economy, such as mass slaughter of poultry at local markets - a move which will have certain inflationary effects to an economy already on the cusp of losing the war with the G-7's hot money.

SCMP reports:

A sixth person has died of H7N9 bird flu in China, state media said on Friday, after authorities slaughtered poultry in a mass cull at a Shanghai market where the virus has been detected.


The latest fatality was a 64-year-old farmer who died in Huzhou, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, local officials said according to the state Xinhua news agency.


He is thought to be among 14 previously confirmed human cases of H7N9, and is the second person from Zhejiang to die from the strain, with the other four fatalities in Shanghai, China’s commercial hub.


In Taiwan, health authorities were closely monitoring two people who had experienced fever and had recently arrived in Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, Central News Agency reported on Friday.


The two patients, a mainlander who came from Jiangsu and a Taiwan resident arrived from Shanghai, underwent tests for the H7N9 virus on Thursday, the news agency quoted the disease control centre official as saying.


The official said they would have the test results ready as early as Friday afternoon, the report said.

Never late to the scene, the WHO has arrived, and is doing it best Kevin Bacon-in-Animal House impression:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has played down fears over the H7N9 strain, saying there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission, but that it was crucial to find out how the virus infects humans.


Like the H5N1 variant which typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact, experts fear such viruses could mutate into a form easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to trigger a pandemic.


The first two deaths from the virus, which had not been seen before in humans, occurred in February but were not reported by authorities until late March. Officials said the delay in announcing the results was because it took time to determine the cause of the illness.


The state-run China Daily on Friday quoted the ministry of health in Beijing as pledging “open and transparent exchanges with the WHO and other countries and regions”.

Alas this is cold comfort to various chickens that were brutally massacred overnight - the first of many:

In Shanghai, the poultry cull was carried out at the Huhuai market in a western suburb of Shanghai following the discovery of the virus in pigeon samples, Xinhua reported.


Images posted on the Sina Weibo microblog by a local television reporter showed men in protective clothing and facemasks entering the market during the night, and dozens of empty birdcages stacked in the middle of the market.


On Friday morning, the entrance to the poultry section was concealed with wooden boards and sealed off with plastic tape, with a police car parked nearby and white disinfectant powder sprinkled in the street.


Two staff members at the market said the slaughter was completed overnight, but one of them added: “Of course, I’m worried.”

As he should be: the virus is rapidly spreading.

Experts are concerned that the virus appears to have spread across a wide geographical area, with people sickened not only in Shanghai, but also the nearby provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.


“I am cautiously worried,” virologist John Oxford of the Queen Mary University of London said.


“If there were four cases in Shanghai, I would be much less concerned, but because it is so geographically widespread I think it is trying to tell us something.” State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Friday that health ministry officials were meeting with agricultural personnel to draw up an action plan aimed at “preventing the spreading of the disease”.

For those concerned, here is what "it may be trying to tell us" - an interactive map of all the most recently reported casualties and victims of the latest outbreak of H7N9.

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | 3411658 zorba THE GREEK
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Maybe it's natures way of telling us we have reached our population limit.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:03 | 3411666 new game
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beyond the edge; aloft temporarily


long glide wings and chutes...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:06 | 3411673 ZippyBananaPants
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LAST POPE, his time in office may not be long.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:10 | 3411686 Pinto Currency
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China begins mass slaughter of its chickens just as Japan starts mass slaughter of its bonds.


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:14 | 3411695 Rubicon
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Be a man, fuck a chicken.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:22 | 3411737 tarsubil
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Don't you mean choke a chicken?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:25 | 3411753 Stackers
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6 people is now a borderline epidemic ?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:54 | 3411922 i-dog
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It's serious ... really, really serious! In the last epidemic, nearly 80 people died. Tyler wants you to worry yourself sick over this ... though he did forget to mention the context that the "normal" flu causes "about three to five million yearly cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths". (

So, be a good citizen and ... worry!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:02 | 3411984 Wile-E-Coyote
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It's not how many people die, it's the mortality rate of the people who have been infected.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:43 | 3412669 SAT 800
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And you got your science degree, where?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 17:11 | 3414298 Hi Ho Silver
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ACME I'm sure.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:12 | 3412089 Rusty Trombone
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6 people dead out of 14 *known* infected equals a mortality rate of >40% you fucking retard.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:47 | 3412362 hannah
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....and these are the 'reported' numbers. do you think that in a country with billions of people that maybe a few die in a grungie backroom sweatshop and are just dumped in the trash heap....



*and by 'few' i mean thousands.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 13:18 | 3413396 Socratic Dog
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Yeah, well it's also the "reported" cases.  14 reported cases means, what, 14,000 unreported cases?  If they're reported, they're serious illness, so that leaves out all the non-serious illness, or asymptomatic exposures.

He's right, Tyler is reporting every little storm in a teacup like it's the end of the bloody world.  Just like the MSM.  Shame on you Tyler.  And shame on you for not seeing this for what it is, just another vaccine-company pump.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 13:34 | 3413457 Wile-E-Coyote
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Yes that was the point I was making. Spanish Flu (1918-20) had a mortality rate of 2%. That outbreak killed an estimated 20-100 million people.

You are right there are some fucking retards on here, namely SAT 800.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:29 | 3412211 mayhem_korner
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Can any one of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  (Matt 6:27)

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:45 | 3412992 Matt
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Only if the worrying causes you to take action to protect yourself from whatever is causing the worry.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 17:44 | 3414419 Parrotile
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 - And only if that action is "effective". Running around the Interwebs like a headless chicken (bad pun intended!) probably doesn't count towards "effective action".

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:01 | 3411975 knukles
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Yeah, like WTF?
6 people is an epidemic?

This all part of the Hegelian Dialectic, to divert the peasantry's attention to the otherwise insignificant in order that the Grand Plans continue with the full support of a frightened, ever compliant populace placing trust, greater power and control into the hands of an "apparently" benevolent, all powerful, knowing State.


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:02 | 3411998 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ah remember this is China we are talking about, if they report 6 people infected it is more like 600 in reality.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:23 | 3411739 ihedgemyhedges
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Not a problem.  River pork supplies are up I hear......

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:21 | 3411730 TeamDepends
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Fortune cookie:  You will see your sweet and sour chicken again.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:04 | 3413111 11b40
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New Fortune Cookie: That wasn't chicken!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:22 | 3411732 monkeyboy
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So 6 deaths amounts to an epidemic?

So what then constitutes the death count of a pandemic?

Or are we talking about the chickens and their feathered brethren? 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:26 | 3411755 tarsubil
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14 people now qualifies as a pandemic. 24 people now qualifies as pandemonium. They have strict standards over there in China.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:30 | 3411784 zorba THE GREEK
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PANDEMONIUM? Oh my God. Now the pandas are getting sick too.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:09 | 3412059 LeisureSmith
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A dash of V for Vendetta with a sprinkle of 12 monkeys. Extra bullish for garlic.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:06 | 3412040 CheapBastard
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Is "6" a seasonally adjusted number with the 'Deflator' applied?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:29 | 3412218 mayhem_korner
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...and if the real number is a negative print, what would that mean?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:51 | 3413044 Panafrican Funk...
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That bird flu actually raises humans from the dead.

Yay zombie supervirus!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:34 | 3411804 SeverinSlade
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Hold on, my tin foil hat got stuck on my head: they have been studying how bird flu could be weaponized...and now this is happening?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:17 | 3412128 JOYFUL
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from your link...Fauci says most countries conducting H5N1 funding get the lion’s share of their funding from the U.S. government, and grants are made based on the National Institutes of Health's determination that the scientific investigation is necessary...

all reading of the media nowadays requires a kind of retooling of the brain to recognize, reflect upon, and then counter doublespeak of all descriptions:

NIH=Ft Detrick=taxpayer funded bioweaponry laboratories(originally a dynamic 'private\public partnership' between .gov&Litton) that turn out consecutive designer diseases which the MIC then disperses over unsuspecting civilian populations to guage the efficacy -Punta Gorda Fla, Brockville On...etc.,also see Plum Is re Lyme disease\ticks.

In keeping with the takeover of all aspects of the Merikan power structure by the tiny terrorist statelet in the ME, R&D(and accompanying MERIKAN! taxpayer funding)gradually moves east to Nes Tsiona(the Dimona of sionist biological warfare research)where the application of 'race specific' dna targeting bioweapons is pursued(see and the "ethnic bomb" developed...

first application of which was the 2003 "SARS" epidemic which targets certain far eastern groups but has the weird unintended consequence of laying low certain elements of the askenazi populace!...and is 'pulled' after failing to achieve the projected 80% kill ratio.

All phony flu propaganda subsequent is a result of the conspiracy to condemn populations to debilitating side effects from toxic vaccine campaigns in keeping with the mandate of the international cabbalist criminal conspiracy to reduce populations and destroy western civilization...

It was Uri who enlightened me regarding the Nes Zionna [Tsiona] facility. It was, he said, an ABC warfare laboratory -- ABC standing for atomic, biological and chemical. It was where our top epidemiological scientists were developing various doomsday machines. Because we were so vulnerable and would not have a second chance should there be an all-out war in which this type of weapon would be needed, there was no room for error. The [captured] Palestinian infiltrators came in handy in this regard. As human guinea pigs, they could make sure the weapons the scientists were developing worked properly and could verify how fast they worked and make them even more efficient\from Victor Ostrovsky, a former case officer of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency -The Other Side of Deception

Of course, this is all tin foil hat stuff: nothin to see here...move along now!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:31 | 3412222 knukles
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How many fail to see the light....

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:23 | 3413183 prains
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how many can't see the SAME FUCKING TIMING as the LAST "outbreak", IT'S ALL BEEN PLANTED just like the last time.


this is your chemical version of building 7, but hey the tin's making me sweat

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:37 | 3413263 Jack Napier
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They've had all these flu strains in labs for who knows how many years. Just a matter of setting them free. Ask Boyd Graves about HIV/AIDS.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:17 | 3412134 Groundhog Day
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Got a notice from Paul Krugman....Bird flu will be positive for GDP as BIG Pharma will stick it to STFU and BTFD

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:47 | 3412705 SAT 800
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Oh well, that's alright then, if Paul says so; but I guess I won't pet my chicken today; just in case.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | 3411659 razorthin
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Yummmm.  All-you-can-eat General Tsao's.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:12 | 3411683 Croesus
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First they came for the pigs , and I did not speak out--
    because I was not a pig;

Then they came for the chickens, and I did not speak out--
    because I was not a chicken;

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:27 | 3411767 kridkrid
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Funny... on one level... not so funny on another.  When the liquidation of unfunded liabilities begins in earnest, these events won't seem connected.  May be, may not be.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:01 | 3411661 falak pema
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pigs and swans, now fowl birds gone foul : the flu is running in the rivers and poultry pens of Fu Man Chu! 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:05 | 3411671 RideTheWalrus
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Its the fish flu you have to worry about

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:15 | 3411692 Miss Expectations
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While the black swan imagery captures the imagination, I'm beginning to think that another manifestation of it may be a very unhappy, frustrated, ugly and angry Michelle. 

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:04 | 3411669 Bearwagon
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If this mutates to a form of airborne infection, it's on like Donkey Kong ...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:10 | 3411687 mayhem_korner
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Looks like yer avatar is infected...

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:19 | 3411709 Bearwagon
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Right! Question is: With what?

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:26 | 3411748 Zero Debt
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It surely isn't hopium

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:29 | 3411771 Bearwagon
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And I am proud of that!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:04 | 3411670 pods
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The flu kills thousands every year.  I am supposed to be worried about 6 people in China who died?

Just another yearly installment of live in fear and increase the budget of the WHO, CDC, etc.

Oh, and make sure you get your shots.

Take some Vitamin D, green tea, and live life.


Fri, 04/05/2013 - 08:06 | 3411674 Bearwagon
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Or, better yet, set sail for open sea. That would decrease your chances of getting any flu substantially, plus it would open up an opportunity for correct handling of precious metals ...

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