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kittyking
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:26 AM
I apologise to all of you who are offended by this, but according to all those researchers and scientists shouldnt we be having a birdflu pandemic about now (well I think I read early 07 but its close enough). I havent read of anyone dying from this disease in a few months now.....

Fingon
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:39 AM
I might be wrong, but I think they say it could become a pandemic if the virus mutates into a form more easily trasmitable from human to human.

While it's only transmitted from birds to human there are no risks of a pandemic, but they don't know what the chances of the virus mutating are.

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:42 AM
I might be wrong, but I think they say it could become a pandemic if the virus mutates into a form more easily trasmitable from human to human.

While it's only transmitted from birds to human there are no risks of a pandemic, but they don't know what the chances of the virus mutating are.

I thought that they said it should have mutated by now and became untreatable

meyerpl
Dec 18th, 2006, 02:37 AM
I want to get that Monkeypox.

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2006, 02:38 AM
Well ive had chickenpox before

King of Prussia
Dec 18th, 2006, 02:39 AM
There was never any specific date mentionned.

Article:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/health/what-happened-to-bird-flu/2006/12/15/1165685862604.html

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2006, 02:42 AM
Im sure I read one about a year ago which said it should hit by winter 07 (thats winter in europe)

King of Prussia
Dec 18th, 2006, 02:46 AM
That must have been speculations. No one knows when (or if) the virus will mutate and be transmitable from human to human.

The way it's looking, I think it's inevitable it will happen. Scientists are talking about this for years and years.

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:10 AM
Well, seven years ago they found dead birds in front of my downtown loft in Baltimore that tested positive for West Nile. The city began spraying during the nighttime the next week. I'm still here.

I do think these doomsday scenarios with Birdflu and West Nile are a bit blown out of proportion. There is always a risk of pandemic flu throughout the world at any given time, but the circumstances have to be just right for it to actually occur.

And with the improvement in health care technology/medicine throughout the world, it is less likely to affect the world as adversely as other pandemics in the early 1900's when medicine wasn't as advanced.

It seems to me that the evil corporate drug companies are just praying and wishing that governments throughout the world will heed these "warnings" and purchase billions of dollars worth of anti-virals.

But then again, Mother Marjorie could be wrong.

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:14 AM
Well, seven years ago they found dead birds in front of my downtown loft in Baltimore that tested positive for West Nile. The city began spraying during the nighttime the next week. I'm still here.

I do think these doomsday scenarios with Birdflu and West Nile are a bit blown out of proportion. There is always a risk of pandemic flu throughout the world at any given time, but the circumstances have to be just right for it to actually occur.

And with the improvement in health care technology/medicine throughout the world, it is less likely to affect the world as adversely as other pandemics in the early 1900's when medicine wasn't as advanced.

It seems to me that the evil corporate drug companies are just praying and wishing that governments throughout the world will heed these "warnings" and purchase billions of dollars worth of anti-virals.

But then again, Mother Marjorie could be wrong.

Starting to sound familiar to Global Warming - stuff happens, time to get over it scientists!