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China's Bird Flu Goes Airborne

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As if China was not suffering enough from a slumping economy, the South China Morning Post now reports that the H7N9 'bird flu' virus that has infected 131 people (and killed 36) so far can be transmitted not only by close contact but by airborne exposure. Domestic reports suggest the virus appears to be brought under control largely through restrictions at bird markets but the team at the University of Hong Kong has also found that pigs can be infected (cue 'when pigs can fly' pun). The findings suggest that there may be many more cases that have been detected or reported since "people may be transmitting the virus before they know they've even got it."

 

Click image for interactive map of 'bird flu' infections...

For more information on individual patients infected: blue, patients infected with the H7N9 virus under treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; yellow, those who have fully recovered; and pink, those infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1.

 

Via SCMP,

The H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted not only through close contact but by airborne exposure, a team at the University of Hong Kong found after extensive laboratory experiments.

 

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"We also found that the virus can infect pigs, which was not previously known," said Dr Maria Zhu Huachen, a research assistant professor at HKU's School of Public Health.

 

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It was found the virus could spread through the air, from one cage to another, albeit less efficiently.

 

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This means there may be more cases than have been detected or reported.

 

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"People may be transmitting the virus before they even know that they've got it," Zhu said.

 

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She said the government had collaborated with HKU on intensive surveillance of both birds and pigs. Zhu added that people who regularly had close contact with live poultry or pigs should take precautions, have routine body checks and report their case immediately if they feel unwell.

 


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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:14 | Link to Comment XenoFrog
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Uh oh...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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so a few dead birds

what's the issue? - people hunt the feathered little effers all the time

 

on the other hand for humans  this is a good resource http://www.recombinomics.com/feed.xml

 

and follow this dude he is a birdflu truther (serious) 

@hniman

https://twitter.com/hniman

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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There you go thinking without a license again Junior...

Ever hear of the Spanish influenza? Killed more soldiers during WW1 than the actual war. Fatalities totalled 50 to 100 million around the globe...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic

It may be a little too early to put a short on KFC but then again...

Most human contractions of the avian flu are a result of either handling dead infected birds or from contact with infected fluids. While most wild birds mainly have only a mild form of the H5N1 strain, once domesticated birds such as chickens or turkeys are infected, it could become much more deadly because the birds are often within close contact of one another.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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  "The bird has flown with the goop! Er, flown the coop...!"

This shit's for the birds...

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:03 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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A 'bird' flu goes airborne?

~~~

Whocoodapossiblynode?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:09 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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House special: sweaty and sourly pork with 'flying' lice

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Wanton1
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Most of the people who died of the Spanish Flu in 1918

were vaccinated.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Element
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Oh, pure doomertopia, the contagion you are having, when you are having a contagion!

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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So don't get vaccinated?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:12 | Link to Comment Hulk
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The real Zer0head has stood up !!!

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment knukles
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Isn't that "people may be transmitting the virus before they know they've even got it." kind of an understatement?  I mean, people get all sorts of stuff, including polio, meningitis, gingivitis, syphilis, flu, colds and the like before they even know it.
Like uh duh-uh 
Otherwise if people knew they were gonna get it they probably wouldn't get it.

And in any case, what with all the blather by the CDC with flu and vaccines (Gonna be a killer, getchur shots) credibility has been a bit muddled, no?


Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment Lore
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Re: "credibility has been a bit muddled, no?"

You bet.  The swine flu scare was more shameless than the global warming scare.  Local shopping malls leased out big spaces for setup of huge vaccination operations centers, with tables and chairs set up like a bingo hall without the bingo...  It was such a grand, ridiculous charade!  Most of the localsignored it.  It was amusing to walk by and see all the government drones in their special outfits standing around, looking bored -- your tax dollars at work...  The tamiflu vendor make a FORTUNE.  I was ordered to attend a meeting for government communications planners where the explicit priority was to keep people out of their homes and spending money.  PRIORITY WAS TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM SELF-QUARANTINING. 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment knukles
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And get this one...
One of my buds in the county medical authority... they'd received oodles and oodles of flu vaccine from the Federal Gubamint, for free... your federal Tax Dollars at Work
Hardly any of the shit was used in spite of free shots being given everywhere from the drug stores and groceries to the doctors offices, hospitals, schools, whatever.
Then.....
There was the grand idea to immunize a buncha people outside the continental US so there was demand from offshore entities for vaccines... which the county had a bazillion doses of just sitting in storage.

And they couldn't sell it or give it away because that was part of the deal from the Feds ...
So the county had to pay for proper disposal (by incineration) after nobody wanted it.
And no, there was not a pandemic in my area.
Now I get out quite a bit, lotsa golf, and bazillion meetings (12 step, big swath of cross conmmunity exposure) with lots  and lots of different people.  And hardly anybody got anything more than their regular winter chest colds.

Waste of fucking money, Propaganda Deluxe.
Why the wanna vaccinate us can only be surmised, but there is some seriously scary shit with Bill Gates (Microsoft) on YouTube at an odl TED conference expousing population control drugs being surreptitiously included in vaccines....  And this is not a joke... he's on tape saying that crap.
The Leviathan Subsumes....

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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>>>>>some seriously scary shit with Bill Gates (Microsoft) on YouTube at an odl TED conference expousing population control drugs being surreptitiously included in vaccines.... 

If the alleged vaccinces work as good as his POS operating system, we won't even get Mozart & movies of tulips blowing in the breeze. Just his BSoD. What a monied arrogant fuck. 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:55 | Link to Comment knukles
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Sweet reference, dude.  :)

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:29 | Link to Comment Element
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lol ... you forgot, "Like Humans Do"

"I'm breathing in, I'm breathing out ... wooeeoowooee" </cough up lung>

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Next Ted speech:  Long Pork. 

p.s. It's what's on the menu.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:45 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"(12 step, big swath of cross conmmunity exposure)"

Good evening Knuckles.

You are a friend of Mr Bill?

Been one also for 22 years and life has never been so good without the al-kill-hol monster.

Much support and congrats on your clarity.

Bless.

 

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment knukles
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Yep :)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Jena
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You're right, if someone's been exposed to an infectious disease and they are now infected themselves, they spreading it without realizing.  The period between when one is actively contagious and when one is sick enough to feel really crappy varies mostly due to what bug it is (and those particulars) and the person's immune status. 

Most people attribute the first aches and pains to their last workout or just being tired and won't realize they need to stay away from others until they really start to show symptoms. By then, they've probably infected someone else -- generally someone they wouldn't mean to.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:01 | Link to Comment duhhhhhh
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the problem with flu emminating from china and particularly the ones that are air bourne is that the chinese farming culture and government are idiots and as a result poultry and hogs are raised in close proximity to one another. Why does this matter and how does this make them idiots you might ask? Most pandemic flus emanate from china as a result of their backward farming practices. Humans cannot contract normal bird virus but can from pigs but pigs and poultry can exchange virus. this is particularly troublesome for humans when a flu has mutated from bird to pig to human because the bird flu which is radically different from normal human strains has acquired human like antigens through the pigs but so different that our white blood cells dont have a key to unlock the proper defense in response to the flu attack that we are usually dead before our immunity can respond accordingly. the cdc in any given month is flying multiple samples from china in an effort to prepare the flu vaccine for the following fall flu season. their window for preparation is very narrow as the summer approaches when they decide which variants or strains will be incubated in chicken eggs for the next few months and ultimately produce the vaccine. Should they miss the signs of the global killer prior to vaccine production then millions will likely die. The great pandemics usually grab their foothold through exploitation of the weaker humans such as children and elderly and then ultimately the more health general populace. Unfortunately, once again, we have china to thank for another potential human tragedy. Its kind of a big deal.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment jon dough
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+1, Zer0head, Henry is top notch.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment HulkHogan
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27% mortality rate.That's pretty big. Ebola in Sudan was a 60% mortality rate, and 90% in Zaire. Montreal smallpox was around 35%. Black plague was like 50%.

 

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Jena
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So far the mortality of MERS nCoV, the coronavirus related to SARS originating in the Middle East is running around 50% with 43 cases and 22 deaths. 

A notable aspect is that two of the cases were healthcare workers, either demonstrating a break in technique (probably) or severity of pathogenicity.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment SWCroaker
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Transmitted before you even know you're sick.   Air transmissible.

This... is starting to feel like some creepy Richard Preston novel.   Man made?  Or just nature dealing with an over abundant supply of hosts?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Pigs can be infected

Errr...something about 6,000 dead pigs floating in the river?  Anyone?  No...wait...was that 12,000 dead pigs in the river?


Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment Flagit
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what was that movie.....

Contagion
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment knukles
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Contagion... one of the most NWO big gubamint supportive propaganda films of all time.  A story of how the gubamint took care of the dealy nefarions disease gonna wipe us all out via a subculture of minority, divorced, adulterous, LGBT rebels within the structured otherwise inefficient FEMA organization, rose to the occasion (after military leadership and structure failed) to save mankind, leaving the viewer with a subliminal unmistakeable strong message to support and highly fund the government for your own good.

Propaganda deluxe
Just like the new Sart Trek continuing the war on terror for your own safety and enjoyment.

Eddie Bernays would be proud.
The Leviathan Subsumes

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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Yup.  I'm not freaking out until I hear bats can get it, too.  Then I'm stocking up on forsythia.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:45 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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Check out #nCoV, aka #MERS

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:31 | Link to Comment nmewn
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Ah...it was 16,000 mysteriously dead pigs in the Shanghai water supply.  I'm sure that was nothing, though, as the Chinese government assured folks and everything.

http://grist.org/news/there-are-even-more-dead-pigs-in-a-chinese-river/ 

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Yes...I was combining bird flu with floating pigs.

I do weird shit like that, its a flashback, I thnk ;-)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment knukles
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Don't bogart that pig, my man, pass it over to me...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Pigs (16,000 Different Ones)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment juangrande
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My parents should have never let me listen to that album! BTW, I saw them in Houston for this concert in '77ish.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment jon dough
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Saw them at Soldier's Field in Chi town in 77. Fucking awesome sound system, microdot enhanced.

Sigh...those were the days. The Dead at the Uptown, Devo at the Aragon, Zappa at the Uptown, Rush at the Chicago Stadium...

Jesus, what happened to that guy?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:29 | Link to Comment juangrande
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You mean that pig floating overhead wasn't real???

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Darksky
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Damn it. If i hear one note of this song i have to listen to the entire album. Its a flashback thing. Be back in 41 minutes 41 seconds.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:45 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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As your lawyer, i advise you to draw a bath, get in and have someone throw a stereo playing that song into the water (cordless wont work). If that doesn't cure your ails, have someone throw an Orange at your face. 

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:09 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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OMG! nmewn linking to progressive rock...

the planet must be on tilt. ;p

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment yabyum
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I will get my shots ( i'am a nurse and see lots of sick people) I will not give up bacon!! Chest pain be damned!

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:44 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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Those pigs were tested and found not to have been infected. Probably some kind of industrial cause. Plus H7N9 does not transmit between pigs (yet) so you would not see a large number die like that.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:49 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"Errr...something about 6,000 dead pigs floating in the river?  Anyone?  No...wait...was that 12,000 dead pigs in the river?"

Testing...testing...testing 1...2...3.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:07 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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The swine influenza virus morphs rather quickly.  Just to give you a heads up, it's one of the most deadly pandemics in human history.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment Nehweh Gahnin
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Scanning down to see if anyone beat me to it...  BINGO!

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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now that is some good doom

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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"This is good for demand, because people will need vaccines and disinfectants to protect themselves."

 

/Krugman analysis.

 

Am I doing it right? :-P

 

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Cdad
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You are exhibiting perfect Maria Bartiromoness

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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You could take that even further, if you really want to go full Krugman.  When they run out of the vaccines and disinfectants, people will start breaking the windows of the pharmacies and grocery stores and hospitals looking for more.  You gotta get the broken windows in there somehow, see?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:21 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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So that's what Robotrader looks like.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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I thought this was Boehner without the tan ?!?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:08 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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I was going to say it was the First Heifer without makeup, but sure, let's go with that.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:16 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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No, that was Hillary sans mask.

But what difference does it make, you can put lipstick on any of the above and they're still soul sucking pigs.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment djsmps
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Four legs good, two legs better.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Note to self: avoid pigs that sneeze or look like Joe Bieden.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:25 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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I thought it was Jaime Dimon.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:45 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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That's fucking scary.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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98 people died from the flu today in the U.S. 1370 died from heart disease. Just saying. The

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:33 | Link to Comment chump666
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yeah but if it mutates, X that by 1000.

Our immune systems are weak to new invaders.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:35 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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It seems to me that it's another big pharma scare tactic meme.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Its a pandemic!...36 people have died!...lol.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment knukles
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PANIC!
Support your local gubamint infrastructure

Fucking Propaganda

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Look!...I'm running with scissors!

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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That's good, then you can defend yourself from terrrrrists and mass murderers.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:45 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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I have a pressure cooker and I'm prepared to use it...

Put the scissors down slowly.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:41 | Link to Comment chump666
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Maybe.

 

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:40 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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No it's not. I've been following this closely.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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It constantly mutates and mutations are change. It can just as well lose high mortality rates as it can gain human to human transmission. The flu (and other virus) hysteria has just gotten stupid.

And as for it being airborne, it is the fucking flu. This study is just confirming a common characteristic of the virus. To think this makes things suddenly dire is just retarded.

I will say again, get a fucking consultant if you are going to run this shit if you don't want to look like retards. I will work for free and send my resume and you can tell me if it is up to snuff for crying out loud.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 04:33 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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It is not so simple.  It also depends on binding sites.  In the respiratory tract or deep in the lungs.  H5N1, for example, appears as though it can transmit airborne human to human, but only is capable of binding well deep in the lungs (you have to get a good faceful of the virus to be infected).  Other flu, and most colds, bind easily in the upper respiratory tract.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:58 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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...and they are have lower mortality rates.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Jena
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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. ( http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/country-health-profile/united-states) but it doesn't have the potential to start a pandemic. 

Some pathogen, somewhere will spark an immunogenic disaster for which many of us are unprepared.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Some Manbearpig somewhere will devour countless people who are not prepared. I'm super cereal.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Jena
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Gore?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Yes, there will be much of that. I'm super cereal.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Excelsior!

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Jena
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Anything but that...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Atticus Finch
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The real risk is that you will be incarcerated in a quarentine center by the US Military in the US if you refuse any forced immunization.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:28 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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The book to read is Plagues and Peoples by William McNeil (it won a Pullitzer Prize in history, in 1978, I believe).  The reality is that the last 200 years have been an aberration in human history.  Large concentrations of people and domesticated animals have repeatedly led to new, pandemic infectious disease in the human population on this planet.  A new disease, emerging from animal hosts, to which humans do not have the appropriate antibodies will have a mortality rate somewhere between 30% and 90%.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Just my luck. Finally got rid of the ex-wife and now I've got to worry about this contaminating me.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment chump666
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Crystal ball says all borders, globally, will shut up shop soon.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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Bullish for energy independence.

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment chump666
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Bullish for a lot of things.  Europe would LOVE to shutdown migration.  How much more proof is needed that porous borders allowing free trade of Islamic lunatics is a failure.  We should be out of Afghanistan, Iraq and the middle east =  primitive sh*tholes.

A period of isolationism is not a bad thing, maybe a virus may set this off.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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Please Do Not Worry

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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And be fiscally responsible.  Love, Japan

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Original with Gilmore and Waters: Pigs http://vimeo.com/63469223

 

 

HA HA, Charade you are! 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Fuku Ben
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Isn't this how one of the planet of the apes movies started?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:39 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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and The Stand, by King.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment miker
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Keep the gooks out of the US of A.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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China's bird flu goes "airborne"? What else what was it supposed to do?... go flopping around ground-borne pretending it couldn't get airborne?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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This is gravely serious.  Pigs have several types of flu that can also infect people (unlike birds).  If a pig should be infected by both H1N1 and H7N9, it is quite likely (indeed it is the premise of recombonics) that the two viruses will exchange genetic material beneficial to their survival (i.e. make H7N9 more readily transmitted like H1N1).  This will make H7N9 into a pandemic human infectious disease.  Humans lack substantial antibody capacity to defend against H7N9.  The mortality rate will be substantial (somewhere between 30% and 90%).  This is very serious business.  I also recommend recominomics.com

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment Atticus Finch
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This is orchestrated fear bullshit.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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Quite the contrary.  As H5N1 has developed the CDC and the WHO, which is now led by a woman from China, went out of their way to find remote contact with poultry to deny that human-to-human transmission had occured, when, in fact, it was quite obvious that there was substantial h-t-h transmission in several of the clusters in Indonesia.  However, the admission of h-t-h transmission would have forced the WHO to raise its pandemic alert level, and caused economic difficulties for both Indonesia and China (because who wants to travel or do business somewhere a lethal flu virus is breaking out?)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:48 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Pigs can flu ?                 Anal sex is an equal opportunity killer !   Your rectum is the Trevi fountain .... your hemoglobin drinks from ?     Use cundoms .... every time you have reckless, rectum sex !      Monda Cane   1929

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:37 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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Apparently this virus does not transmit between pigs (yet!), so they won't be a mixing chamber for H7N9

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:23 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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It transmitted airborne between ferrets in captivity.  It is transmitting airborne in mammals.  In fact, H5N1 has as well.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment TaiwanNo1
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This is an old news.

That was a Taiwaness business man, got infected in China.

This man is healed and got out of hospital mid of May.

news link below, in traditional Chinese, cheers!!

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/h7n9%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E9%A6%96%E4%BE%8B%E5%A5%BD%E8%BD%89-%E7%97%85%E6%AF%92%E5%B7%B2%E7%B6%93%E6%A0%B9%E9%99%A4-221405769.html

 

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Fuku Ben
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Boost your immune systems bitches!

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:29 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Change your blood group to A for its inherent resistance to influenza.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:33 | Link to Comment StarTedStackin'
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This is obviously Bush's fault, as it happened on OBowel's watch.....

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 22:36 | Link to Comment Atticus Finch
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When the flu hits the US, don't worry. The US Army will haul you off to a quarantine camp to keep you safe.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment Tenshin Headache
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That's a very scary virus. So is the nCoV coronavirus in the Middle East.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:33 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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There are 3 or 4 viruses right now that are very close to becoming highly infectious among humans and have quite high mortality rates.  It is, in fact, only a matter of time, and the exchange of genetic materials (which nature is selecting for) until we have a new infectious disease with a very high mortality rate.  I would say anywhere from a few months to a few years... but no one is really sure, since extensive genetic sampling of flu viruses is really a very new science.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Monedas
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A flu in a bird .... is worth two flus in two bushes !     Monedas     1929      Comedy Jihad Protected Political Speech And Comic Art World Tour     

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:10 | Link to Comment lesamourai
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Long big pharma, biowarfare labs, and DHS curfews.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:30 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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WHO and CDC are still recommending Tamiflu for H1N1, H5N1, and H1N7, I believe.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:30 | Link to Comment lord of the flies
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 in france during the last epidemic of h5n1 a dozen of victims under 20 died of hart attack two hours after taking tamiflu, just saying... had they takes magnesium chloride instead they certainly would still be alive ! but you cant put a label on it and get royalties, death is a better buisness!

 

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:23 | Link to Comment Tio-CR
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If you happen to get one of this man made virus, please keep in mind you can boost your immune system with injectable vitamin c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrhkoFcOMII

https://store.mcguff.com/products/5573.aspx

 

 

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:14 | Link to Comment lord of the flies
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100 per cent of the people who took 3 weeks treatment of a solution of mg+cl- magnesium chloride (the salt of nigari used for tofu contains 85/100 mg+cl-, works the same and is usually cheaper) and where infected during ww1 by "spanish influenza" completely recoverd : proofed by doctor delbiase! end of horror story!

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 06:54 | Link to Comment Roandavid
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I don't think the pigs flying thing is a pun ......... just sayin'.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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this is one of the many reasons our entire Senate flies private jets 

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