China confirms girl infected with bird flu

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks for better health, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Thanks for posting the new report link. Your post is relevant and helpful to the many of us that have an interest in this developing problem.

    Ignore rude people who would have you post only what they want to hear.

    Wayne
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my college professors used to say "There is a healthy amount of disease in every population"

    Without a disease there is no resistance to the disease.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Well, while ChickenFortress was a bit harsh, he did speak some truth.

    Since I don't know the OP's intent when they posted this I don't know
    if it's a "be afraid" post or "I think you all should know this" post.


    It is important as chicken owners that we educate ourselves about this and
    other similiar topics, not because we are in danger but because we have
    to be able to intellegently debate the idiots who think that chickens are
    some huge vector of disease, something we know thay are not.


    So China has admitted 2 cases. Hmmm, that probably means 2000 cases
    have actually been found and 20,000 cases have gone unreported.
     
  6. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Quote:I'm all for our population being resistant to diseases. Would you and the good professor volunteer to infect yourselves with the H5N1 virus to help our North American population develop the resistance?

    On the other hand, probably a bad idea.... [​IMG]

    Wayne
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bad news is he taught Mycology 401 [​IMG]
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    That is very sad. However unless your birds are infected you don't have to worry [​IMG] Don't worry!
     
  9. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    According to report, it has killed more than 200 people since 2003. 200+ out of 700 billion.

    Pretty good odds we will survive. I'll choose to not keep it in top of mind awareness, but thanks for the update.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It kind of reminds me of an episode of South Park...

    "Stanley, listen to me . I have SARS. There's only a 98% percent chance that I will live!"
     

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