Paul Revere Moment: Avian Flu Update

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  1. Annie
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    You can do a board search for 'avian' and you'll find lots from both NATO and myself. It's coming. Question is, will it mutate to human to human transfers?:

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/print?id=1716820


     
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    So basically, it this going to be like monkey pox? Hehe, kidding. Honestly, I think we should prepare for the worst. Never hurts to just be a bit overprotective in such cases where a debilitating pandemic could kill off people.
     
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    How?
     
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    I don't know. I was just spouting out crap :p I'm not afraid to admit to that.
     
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    People said the same thing about SARS. I predict a few limited outbreaks here and there but not the end-of-times global pandemic.
     
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    And just what is Bush doing to protect our country from the BIRDS ??????
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    WHAT NEXT??? :banana:
     
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    unlimited duck season?
     
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    There are cycles to pandemics, we are past due. Not saying THIS is the one, but the odds of it are pretty good:

    http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1880452,00.html
     
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    The government through CDC needs to get going on the Tamiflu and other alternatives. Homeland Security needs to get the message out of what the public should do, IF this becomes an issue. Face it, no one is going to start hoarding anything, unless people start getting sick-in significant numbers.

    Mind you, this case would only happen if the virus mutates to human-human transmission, which seems to be a statistically possible occurance.
     

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