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Posted: 1/12/2006 8:47:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:50:24 AM EDT by Boom_Stick]
What do you wanna bet islamo-fascists are trying get infected suicide volunteers into the U.S.? I'll bet twice as much that we're not prepared or even looking for it, much less can detect it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:48:38 AM EDT
more people getting worked up over an epedemic that isnt happening
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:48:41 AM EDT
They say there are some signs it might be mutating also..

www.drudgereport.com/flash8.htm

Bird Flu Mutation of Concern
Wed Jan 11 2006 22:14:29 ET

Preliminary tests show that the strain of bird flu virus that has hit at least 15 people in Turkey has evolved in a way that could make it somewhat more hazardous to human beings, the WASHINGTON POST is reporting on Thursday.

The analysis, based on the sequencing of one of the virus's genes, suggests that at least some of the H5N1 bird flu virus here carries a change in one of its proteins, according to Michael Perdue of the World Health Organization. That protein is what lets the virus attach to cells and penetrate them.

``It's a little concerning because the virus is still trying new things in its evolution,'' said Perdue, who is overseeing the agency's response to the Turkish outbreak from WHO headquarters in Geneva.

Influenza experts are studying the apparent change to determine its significance, Perdue said. A spokesman for Britain's Medical Research Council, which is involved in the research, said it would take a few days to confirm the preliminary findings.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:56:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:41:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:41:56 AM EDT by gunman0]

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
They say there are some signs it might be mutating also..

www.drudgereport.com/flash8.htm

Bird Flu Mutation of Concern
Wed Jan 11 2006 22:14:29 ET

Preliminary tests show that the strain of bird flu virus that has hit at least 15 people in Turkey has evolved in a way that could make it somewhat more hazardous to human beings, the WASHINGTON POST is reporting on Thursday.

The analysis, based on the sequencing of one of the virus's genes, suggests that at least some of the H5N1 bird flu virus here carries a change in one of its proteins, according to Michael Perdue of the World Health Organization. That protein is what lets the virus attach to cells and penetrate them.

``It's a little concerning because the virus is still trying new things in its evolution,'' said Perdue, who is overseeing the agency's response to the Turkish outbreak from WHO headquarters in Geneva.

Influenza experts are studying the apparent change to determine its significance, Perdue said. A spokesman for Britain's Medical Research Council, which is involved in the research, said it would take a few days to confirm the preliminary findings.



Anyone else notice it is a man with the last name Perdue talking about a virus found primarily in chickens.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:52:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
more people getting worked up over an epedemic that isnt happening


It's potential for becoming an epidemic is worth calling attention to. Granted we have better watch dogs now than when the flu hit the world in early 1900's, but I still dont trust it.
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