Pandemic Flu - Thread II - page 23

Frist calls for a Manhatten Project: We are so..., you know. He is telling it like it is. Does anyone really understand this? There is nothing that we can do but prepare, but no one is... Read More

  1. by   indigo girl
    The Philippines and Avian Flu - An essay from those Reveres at Effect Measure:

    Effect Measure
    Quote from [url=http://scienceblogs.com/effectmeasure/2006/12/foot_baths_and_fever_scanners.php#more
    Effect Measure[/url]
    Like Indonesia, the Philippines is an archipelago, comprising some 7000 islands of varying size. It is also close to Indonesia, which lies just to the south across the Sulu Sea. Indonesia has more bird flu deaths than any country in the world and the disease is endemic in poultry all over that huge country. But so far, The Philippines has reported no H5N1 in poultry or humans. The fact that The Philippines has reported no bird flu is remarkable. Maybe too remarkable.
    Yes, it is remarkable. Almost as remarkable as the finding of only low pathogenic H5N1 in North America. This is in stark contrast to every other country in Asia, Africa, and Europe where low path was found only AFTER the finding of highly pathogenic H5N1 in DEAD BIRDS.

    We are not asking the right questions. We are being given some answers, without being given any proof that these answers are correct. There is a lot that is not being said, but don't go by me. Do your own research.
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 28, '06
  2. by   indigo girl
    Lost in Translations, an essay from Avian Flu Diary and Fla_Medic.
    He is correct, we owe a great debt to these tireless translators:
    Avian Flu Diary: Lost in Translations
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    Bird Flu Deaths in 2006, Exceed Prior 3 Years Combined:
    (hat tip croftsblog):
    Bloomberg.com: Asia
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    Vietnam:
    (hat tip Flutrackers)
    Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 28, '06
  3. by   indigo girl
    Bird flu cases decline raising new risk, complacency:
    (hat tip Flutrackers/Alaska Denise)
    Bloomberg.com: Japan
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    Bird flu earthquake zone, building to code - Effect Measure
    Effect Measure
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    That was the Year That Was - Avian Flu Diary
    Amen, brother, you are speaking the truth, it is most interesting to watch for some of us:
    Avian Flu Diary: That Was The Year That Was
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    China - Health Alert after Pig Farmers Developed Pneumonia:
    (hat tip Flutrackers/Dutchy)
    The Standard - China's Business Newspaper
    Does this have something to do with why the South Koreans recently destroyed 4200 pigs, but declined to give a reason for doing so?
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 29, '06
  4. by   indigo girl
    Highly pathogenic H5N1 update and review for 2006

    http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2006/061221.asp#1
  5. by   indigo girl
    Tongue in cheek from the Reveres at Effect Measure:
    Effect Measure

    Continuing with a humorous vein, here is something from Avian Flu Diary, and the continuing saga of lawyer, Fumento, and his Chicken Little piece:
    Avian Flu Diary: Betting On A Pandemic
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 30, '06
  6. by   indigo girl
    Central Vietnam facing imminent bird flu threat:
    Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily

    Four family members hospitalized, and suspected of H5N1 infection in Vietnam:
    VOA News - Vietnam Reports First Suspected Cases of Human Bird Flu in a Year

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    Massachusetts pandemic plan stalled in legislature, not good news if you are working there:
    Flu pandemic bill stalled in Legislature - The Boston Globe
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 30, '06
  7. by   kath-rn
    Quote from indigo girl
    Central Vietnam facing imminent bird flu threat:
    Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily

    Four family members hospitalized, and suspected of H5N1 infection in Vietnam:
    VOA News - Vietnam Reports First Suspected Cases of Human Bird Flu in a Year

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    Massachusetts pandemic plan stalled in legislature, not good news if you are working there:
    Flu pandemic bill stalled in Legislature - The Boston Globe
    Although the media has been rather quiet on the Avian Flu threat, the virus still continues to change and remain a HUGE threat, not only to world poultry supplies...but more importantly to human health as well. Please, please remain informed...and make at least some minimal preparations for your families. This thing is still cooking...
  8. by   indigo girl
    This Vietnamese family all tested negative for H5N1. They just have "normal" pneumonia, all four of them. I guess, I have to ask from what?
    Channelnewsasia.com
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    Thank you, FLA_MEDIC for all that you are doing.
    Avian Flu Diary
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 31, '06
  9. by   indigo girl
    This is a very clear representation of human to human to human transmission of H5N1 infection that occurred in Indonesia. This is from Monotremes's blog:
    KaroSequences
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    Does anyone else find this really strange? The WHO is helping North Korea to build an isolation wing for possible victims of avian flu? Hello???? They said they were vaccinating ALL their poultry, no problem...
    YONHAP NEWS

    Sometimes, I get the feeling that all that is being done all over the world amounts to rearranging the deck furniture on the Titanic. No one else seems to notice anything unusual.
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 31, '06
  10. by   indigo girl
    The definition of insanity - Avian Flu Diary
    Avian Flu Diary: The Definition of Insanity

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    Flu in Vietnam -- and wherever you live - Effect Measure:
    Effect Measure
    Last edit by indigo girl on Jan 1, '07
  11. by   indigo girl
    Bird Flu and Lots of Other Stuff - Effect Measure:
    Effect Measure

    Treating avian flu by trial and error - Avian Flu Diary
    Avian Flu Diary: Trial and Error
    Last edit by indigo girl on Jan 2, '07
  12. by   CrunchRN
    Thanks for the links Indigo Girl. I continue to follow your posts and the links. I haven't gone out and bought any supplies yet, but i am sure thinking about the whole situation.

    Thanks again.
  13. by   indigo girl
    Availability of new recombinant H5N1 vaccine virus:
    (hat tip Flutrackers/Laidback Al)
    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian.../en/index.html

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