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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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zorba THE GREEK's picture

Maybe it's natures way of telling us we have reached our population limit.

new game's picture

beyond the edge; aloft temporarily

 

long glide wings and chutes...

ZippyBananaPants's picture

LAST POPE, his time in office may not be long.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

China begins mass slaughter of its chickens just as Japan starts mass slaughter of its bonds.

 

Rubicon's picture

Be a man, fuck a chicken.

tarsubil's picture

Don't you mean choke a chicken?

Stackers's picture

6 people is now a borderline epidemic ?

i-dog's picture

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". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza).

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

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

It's not how many people die, it's the mortality rate of the people who have been infected.

SAT 800's picture

And you got your science degree, where?

Rusty Trombone's picture

6 people dead out of 14 *known* infected equals a mortality rate of >40% you fucking retard.

hannah's picture

....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.

Socratic Dog's picture

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.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

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.

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

Can any one of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  (Matt 6:27)

Matt's picture

Only if the worrying causes you to take action to protect yourself from whatever is causing the worry.

Parrotile's picture

 - 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".

knukles's picture

Stackers...

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.

Chicken-Shit

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Ah remember this is China we are talking about, if they report 6 people infected it is more like 600 in reality.

ihedgemyhedges's picture

Not a problem.  River pork supplies are up I hear......

TeamDepends's picture

Fortune cookie:  You will see your sweet and sour chicken again.

11b40's picture

New Fortune Cookie: That wasn't chicken!

monkeyboy's picture

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? 

tarsubil's picture

14 people now qualifies as a pandemic. 24 people now qualifies as pandemonium. They have strict standards over there in China.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

PANDEMONIUM? Oh my God. Now the pandas are getting sick too.

LeisureSmith's picture

A dash of V for Vendetta with a sprinkle of 12 monkeys. Extra bullish for garlic.

CheapBastard's picture

Is "6" a seasonally adjusted number with the 'Deflator' applied?

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

...and if the real number is a negative print, what would that mean?

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

That bird flu actually raises humans from the dead.

Yay zombie supervirus!

SeverinSlade's picture

Hold on, my tin foil hat got stuck on my head:

http://www.voanews.com/content/bird-flu-studies-resume-reuters/1589672.html

Um...so they have been studying how bird flu could be weaponized...and now this is happening?

JOYFUL's picture

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 thereof...cf -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 http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v17/v17n6p24_Weber.html) 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!

knukles's picture

TROOF!
How many fail to see the light....

prains's picture

SUPER TROOF

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

Jack Napier's picture

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.

Groundhog Day's picture

Got a notice from Paul Krugman....Bird flu will be positive for GDP as BIG Pharma will stick it to everyone....now STFU and BTFD

SAT 800's picture

Oh well, that's alright then, if Paul says so; but I guess I won't pet my chicken today; just in case.

razorthin's picture

Yummmm.  All-you-can-eat General Tsao's.

Croesus's picture

 

 

 

 

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;

kridkrid's picture

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.

falak pema's picture

pigs and swans, now fowl birds gone foul : the flu is running in the rivers and poultry pens of Fu Man Chu! 

RideTheWalrus's picture

Its the fish flu you have to worry about

Miss Expectations's picture

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. 

Bearwagon's picture

If this mutates to a form of airborne infection, it's on like Donkey Kong ...

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

Looks like yer avatar is infected...

Bearwagon's picture

Right! Question is: With what?

pods's picture

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.

pods

Bearwagon's picture

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 ...