Oh, oh: bird flu update

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Postby HB Admin » Sun May 21, 2006 3:55 pm

I'm house-sitting for my folks this month, and was somewhat surprised to see that my father has stocked up on certain foods and other necessities in case of a bird-flu outbreak. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that dog food was one of the supplies.

That old softie!

I have to admit that I'm not especially concerned about it right now, but I am very grateful for your updates. Please keep them coming.
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Postby scrivener » Sun May 21, 2006 3:57 pm

Oops. I didn't know I was logged in as admin in that last post. Sorry.
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Would Americans Panic In A Flu Pandemic?

Postby rapturos » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:50 pm

Link to the full article on the CBS website is below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/ ... 9819.shtml

An excerpt from the article:

"The results suggest public health officials could easily convince most people to temporarily alter their daily lives in a bid to stem the spread of influenza."

"But researchers warn such willingness would likely erode after just a few weeks as lost wages, food shortages, and runs on medical attention mounted."

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New Bird-Flu Strain Emerges

Postby rapturos » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:21 am

New bird flu strain apparently can sidestep current vaccines.

The link to the full article is included below:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1162232 ... d=2_1177_1
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Bird flu not gone, but almost forgotten

Postby rapturos » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:29 pm

"Bird flu not gone, but almost forgotten" is blurb for an article from the CBSNews website titled "An epidemic waiting in the wings":

Link to full story (plus video) is included below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/ ... 2285.shtml

Excerpt from the article:

"The story of bird flu, then, offers an example of the short attention span of most of the American press, which seems to sprint from one potential terror to another, keeping people in a constant state of fear. But just because the news magazines have forgotten about avian flu, and the disease has not yet swept through America, does not mean it has gone away."
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Postby Mark From Hawaii » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:46 pm

Research using live strains of avian flu will soon be performed at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Bio-Sciences Bldg. I talked to someone there about it and he said it hasn't arrived yet. I hope their BSL Level 3 Labs decon system is working properly. :roll:
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Bird Flu Showing Signs of Mutation: China Expert

Postby rapturos » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:48 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceN ... 3220080311

Article from Reuters website:

Excerpt is below:

"One of China's top doctors has said that the H5N1 bird flu virus has shown signs of mutation and can kill human victims more easily if treatment is not given early enough, newspapers reported on Tuesday."
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