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      BIRD-FLU

      What the hell is it? should we even care haha? it alll over the news.....ive been thinking of moving to canada, the USA gives us to much to think about
      canada....alll i would have to do it drink beer all day

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      Bird flu, or the Avian Fluenza is a potentially large scale pandemic, similar to the 1918 flu. Believe it or not, the government is preparing for the possibility, although not much is being said so as not to worry the general public. My father works for the county office, and has had several proffesionals come in and explain the details of what could happen if this did hit. (Possibly next year), and the effects of Bird Flu. Most of the people who have come in said some pretty scary stuff. The chances of it transffering/hitting are slim as of now, but i'd still suggest washing your hands various times through out the day, as that is one of the best things you can do, as well as fully cook your chicken, and not import any foreign birds. Should you be worried? No, because there is no point in worrying as it wont do anything to prevent the possibility of a global pandemic. .
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      Type A influenza viruses have the most significant implications for human and animal health. There are many subtypes and countless strains of influenza A viruses, but all of them can infect birds (wild waterfowl and migrating birds), so theyíre commonly called avian influenza viruses. These viruses vary greatly in their ability to cause disease, and, depending on the subtype and strain, they sometimes even jump species and infect other animals, including humans.

      U.S. health officials carefully monitor these viruses because of the possibility that a particular avian influenza virus could directly infect people or evolve into an even more dangerous virus by genetically mixing with ordinary human influenza viruses.
      Infected wild birds donít usually get sick, but they can spread the virus to chickens with devastating results, sometimes killing entire flocks. A highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (the H5N1 subtype) has resulted in the death of at least 100 million domestic fowl in eight Asian countries. Humans also became infected with H5N1 during these outbreaks by direct contact with infected birds. Human-to-human transmission of H5N1 was not confirmed.

      There have been studies done on the H5N1 influenza strain. The first report was written about avian influenza H5N1 in wild cats (tigers and leopards). These wild cats acquired the infection by eating H5N1-infected fresh chicken carcasses from local slaughterhouses. A second report showed that domestic cats can also become infected with the H5N1. This study also showed that infected domestic cats were capable of spreading the infection directly to other cats. Itís still unknown whether they would be capable of spreading it to humans. This is a big concern because cats may form an opportunity for this avian virus to adapt to mammals, thereby increasing the risk of a human influenza pandemic.

      At this time, highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza viruses are not present in the U.S, and even if it or an equally harmful avian influenza virus were to appear, the safeguards established by governmental agencies would almost certainly prevent the kinds of outbreaks that have occurred in Asia. To safeguard yourself and your cats, donít feed uncooked poultry to your cats, and be sure the chicken you eat is fully cooked as well.

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      bird 'flu ?
      had it last week
      ain't no thang
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      In many countries in Europe there are cases of the birdflu. Here in Holland we had to put the chickens in cages with roofs, because if infected birds fly over and poo into the cages the birds would get sick and we probably too! So we try to prevent it from spreading.
      I know some Dutch people who already panic and don't eat chickenmeat anymore...

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      Haha! i don't usually worry about the bird flu,my friends worry all the time about everything,besides,if we did get it and die...well...death is inevitable..(sp)

      ive been thinking of moving to canada, the USA gives us to much to think about *
      canada....alll i would have to do it drink beer all day[/b]
      No...sorry,i live in canada..we have to work..

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      It's blown waaay outta proportion too, I reckon. Even in asian places (china I think) where they're living in closer proximity, in a greater population, with lesser sanitation, only a total of like, 147 people have died from the lethal strain!
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      Originally posted by Ynot
      bird 'flu ?
      had it last week
      ain't no thang
      LOL....
      need to actually start like trying to LD i've pretty much started that now kinda.

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      Originally posted by Wolffe
      It's blown waaay outta proportion too, I reckon. Even in asian places (china I think) where they're living in closer proximity, in a greater population, with lesser sanitation, only a total of like, 147 people have died from the lethal strain!
      Its the possibility of it mutating into a human-human transmissable strain that is the worry, in its current form its ~50% lethal in humans but like you said given its spread relatively few have died. If it does mutate into a highly contagious form the doomsday scenarios of millions dead could happen. Sooner or later a pandemic will occur, if not from this than from something else, this gives folks an opportunity to learn/relearn basic pandemic guidelines that will be needed when one hits.

      I'm just afraid in 2 years time we will all be wearing surgical masks when in public and trying hard to lucid dream a genuine turkey dinner for thanksgiving.

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      Scare tacticsl. I'm not worried. nothing new is happening. There's always new strains of bacteria and viruses. Epidemics happen often enough. If we're lucky it will happen.

      The problem: too many people on this planet.
      The solution: people must die.
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      Originally posted by gameover
      The problem: too many people on this planet. *
      The solution: people must die.
      Are you volunteering?
      "This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time."



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      Todays as good a day to die as any but I won't be taking any extra steps to move that along.
      I'll let the natural order of things work itself out.
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      what ever happened to SARs?

      damn trendy viruses...


      don't worry about the bird flu... worry about aids... worry about second hand smoke... worry about politicians... worry about hand guns... worry about whatever it is that you want to worry about... BUT PLEASE WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING.
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      Originally posted by gameover
      The problem: too many people on this planet. *
      The solution: people must die.
      exactly... it's simple math...
      clear eyes. strong hands.

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      Originally posted by adidas+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(adidas)</div>
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      The problem: too many people on this planet.
      The solution: people must die.
      exactly... it's simple math...[/b]
      It's ironic how it takes a virus to kill a 'virus', so to speak
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      I would call us a cancer more than a virus. We we're once in harmony and an important part of life on this planet. Then we began growing rapidly and out of control. Now the planets covered in malignant tumors(New York, Mexico City, Chicago, Sao Paulo....)
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