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January 27, 2004

Bird Flu outbreak

As we posted in our Odds and Ends article on January 24th, the bird flu is something to be taken seriously.

The story is finally getting some legs (in America).

ABC News has a piece entitled Bird Flu Outbreak Is Deadliest on Record. The piece points out how miserable Thailand is now with it’s second death of a boy due to the outbreak.

The Seattle Time is addressing the story with a close up entitled An ounce of prevention: Why bird flu has put health officials on alert . The article examines the same fears that we shared in our 1/24/04 article.

The Boston Globe’s Madeline Drexler wrote a very good piece that states the virus is “smoldering”.

An article from Rueters UK’s Charie Villa points out how difficult it is going to be, and how long it will take, to develop a vaccine in the piece, Bird flu vaccine will take months to develop.

CNN gives the basics in a bullet point format entitled, Bird Flu Fact Sheet.

The Washington Post recognizes the pandemic potential in its article, A Horror Script For Health Officials.

The New Scientist has a similar article to most that are out there, but is a quick read and update at, NewScientist.com.

Finally, if you really want an interesting and informative read on the subject, check-out Kamelian X-Rays. In fact book mark them, you can thank me later.

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Posted by: test at Jan 27, 2004 12:00:06 PM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I thought you might like to know that the lessons learned (that the government will NOT be there for you in a crisis) have the 'bird flu community' very worried. The threat has not gone away since this article, far from it. Left-thinking people need to be aware of what is likely to happen in 2006 - a flu pandemic - and get personally prepared.

I write this not so that it may be published, but to warn the author that it is time to examine this question in more detail. The next 'big one' will probably be in your own back yard. You can prepare now, but if you wait for your government, it will be too late.

Posted by: iFlu.org at Sep 5, 2005 2:35:24 PM