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Bird Flu

Discussion in 'News' started by skroez, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. skroez

    skroez Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2003 Messages: 864 Likes Received: 10
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4295649.stm

    Experts say it is no longer a case of if but when a pandemic of bird flu hits the human population.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently urged all countries to develop or update their influenza "pandemic preparedness plans" after experts estimated anywhere between two and 50 million people could die if a pandemic hits and the world is not prepared.

    Pandemic threat

    Even in the best-case scenario, two million to seven million people would die and tens of millions would require medical attention, WHO says.

    Experts have used their knowledge about past pandemics, such as the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak.

    DEEP....
     
  2. NOTTS1

    NOTTS1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2003 Messages: 1,043 Likes Received: 0
    dont sound very nice......... :shook:
     
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    There was already a thread about this. The world is fucked.
     
  4. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    It's them Chinese...horking everywhere they please. Nasty fucks are gonna kill us all.
     
  5. source

    source Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2004 Messages: 167 Likes Received: 0
    i about to start pushin bird flu vaccine.
     
  6. InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser

    InfiniteWisdomOfThePezDispenser Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2004 Messages: 164 Likes Received: 0
    typically in cases like this, it would be children and senior citizens that make up the majority of the deaths.

    I know this is gonna sound harsh to some, but when I read stuff like this, natural population control sometimes comes to mind.
     
  7. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    I'll worry when im a bird .....
     
  8. CamAlmighty

    CamAlmighty Senior Member

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    Heard somewhere this week that the virus is suspected of beginning to mutate as previously it could only be transferred from our feathered friends to us, but now there are cases where it appears to have been contracted from another human.

    Wuh-oh.

    Cam>>going shotgun shopping.
     
  9. itsallafarce

    itsallafarce Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 24, 2002 Messages: 4,837 Likes Received: 264
    typically in cases like this, it would be children and senior citizens that make up the majority of the deaths.

    I know this is gonna sound harsh to some, but when I read stuff like this, natural population control sometimes comes to mind.
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    indeed it does sound harsh but.....you aren't the only one to think that way....look at how many people the tsunami's wiped out.....it's a natural balance of sorts
     
  10. GoD5eNt

    GoD5eNt New Jack

    Joined: Mar 5, 2005 Messages: 60 Likes Received: 0
    Remember watching a report about this on CNN, crazy.
     
  11. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Fucking Asians......
     
  12. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Half of yall got half the story straight and are sleeping on my thread of the same subject.
     
  13. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    The 42-year-old construction materials salesman has just been released from Hanoi's Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where both he and his older brother were patients.

    Hung is now back at home with his wife and children. But his brother Nguyen Hung Viet died from his illness.

    Hung still does not know how they both contracted H5N1, the often deadly virus that causes the respiratory illness bid flu.

    "I guess we both got it from the last meal we shared together," Hung said.

    "I'd just got back to Thai Binh, where I'm originally from, to visit my brothers. They threw a welcoming dinner where we had our favourite dish, 'tiet canh', which is made with chopped congealed raw duck blood and herbs.

    "The duck was plump and looking healthy, so we didn't have the slightest suspicion that it might be sick. Moreover, we were thinking chicken flu only exists in the south of the country," he said.

    Just one day after the meal, Hung's eldest brother fell sick with a temperature.

    But the family waited a whole week before they finally took him to hospital.


    H5N1 BIRD FLU VIRUS
    Principally an avian disease, first seen in humans in Hong Kong, 1997
    Almost all human cases thought to be contracted from birds
    Isolated cases of human-to-human transmission in Hong Kong and Vietnam, but none confirmed

    Q&A: Bird flu

    "It was New Year's Day. The hospital was running on minimal staffing and only got back to normal operating schedule three days afterwards. It was an unfortunate timing for him.

    "At that point, my brother was already too weak. He couldn't breathe, his left lung was totally damaged.

    "Yet the doctors didn't think he had bird flu, and his tests came back negative. So I didn't take any preventive measures while taking care of him. I spent days and nights next to his sick-bed, yet I didn't even bother with a mask," Hung said.

    Hung's brother died on 10 January. Later on the same day, Hung developed a bad fever.

    "I got really worried so the next day I went to a clinic where they took a scan of my lungs. The result came back not so good, and when I complained about difficulties in breathing they referred me to the same hospital where my brother was treated.

    "In a way I was lucky that at that time, a number of people had died in the south of bird flu and the media was raising the alarm about this matter.



    No wonder these people get bird flu. Raw ducks blood?
     
  14. GEEB

    GEEB Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 6, 2004 Messages: 1,803 Likes Received: 43
    50 million dying!? holy shit thats like a million people in each state in the usa dying. damn, i really need a respirator. and how many people are visiting the US from thailand? this isnt to be racist or anything but if any of them had bird flu alot of people would be screwed, i remember during the SARs scare people in my city were scared to get on the bus with chinese people, it was sad but as soon as somebody coughed on that bus i swear i held my breath and got the hell out of there. i feel bad for the people on the bus they were probley offended by me doing that, but hey its you or them, and im a "ME" kind a guy.
     
  15. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    hahaha....
    if your gonna die your gonna die....
     
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