Bird Flu

Drudge, which is always best taken with a grain of salt, is blaring this headline:

Seven Indonesian Bird Flu Cases Linked to Patients (Update1)

May 23 (Bloomberg) — All seven people infected with birdflu in a cluster of Indonesian cases can be linked to otherpatients, according to disease trackers investigating possiblehuman-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus.
A team of international experts has been unable to findanimals that might have infected the people, the World HealthOrganization said in a statement today. In one case, a 10-year-old boy who caught the virus from his aunt may have passed it tohis father, the first time officials have seen evidence of athree-person chain of infection, an agency spokeswoman said. Sixof the seven people have died.

Read into what you will. Im sure the official line will shortly be about how they found some chickens in the closet or something and theres ‘no need for panic’.

5 thoughts on “Bird Flu

  1. Bad jokes linked to headline writers!

    Wow, cases linked to patients! Next they’ll be telling us murder leaves corpses.

  2. don’t worry

    just wait for the official b.s. to “find something” and dismiss the “problem”; or a movie based on it. but there is a slow growing concern about lab altered strains delibertly used on the general population to generate eventual polictical support for a war with Iran. am wondering indeed how it started there. real chiller here. stay aware and safe. Wildflower 06

    meanwhile how is your garden doing?

  3. interresting site

    wonder if there be a “tilt symbol” when it is overwelmed? Wildflower 06

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