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H7N9: New Bird Flu Mutating; 9 Infected Near Shanghai; 3 Dead

ABC News: In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a bigger threat to people, scientists said Wednesday.

So far the flu has sickened nine people in China and killed three. It's not clear how they became infected, but there's no evidence that the virus is spreading easily among people.

But the virus can evidently move through poultry without making them sick, experts said, making it difficult to track the germ in flocks.

The findings are preliminary and need further testing.

In the wake of the illnesses, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention shared the genetic sequence of the H7N9 virus with other scientists to help study how the virus might behave in different animals and situations.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/scientists-china-bird...

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ChristianAnarchist's picture

Let's all PANIC !!!!

Comon people. Every year we hear the same old s**t. Some new strain of flu is going to kill us all. It never happens. They always are wrong. I go to China twice every year and believe me, 6 deaths (or six thousand) is nothing. It's such a small percentage of people that it doesn't even measure. Try to read these things with a critical eye and look for language like "worrisome", "appears to have" and "so far". These are used to hype a non-story into a headline that will grab peoples attention and get them talking about your story. That's what ABC needs, people talking about their story and then they get an increase in readers.

The important reality in the story: "The findings are preliminary and need further testing."...

Beware the cult of "government"...

fear and terror and other appropriate

Terms!

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Devil's work?

So far, 6.66e23% of the world's population is infected.

Shang Hai news travels fast.

Curious. So few cases. Never the less, the world shall get immediate updates. DNA test results shall match a particular "no symptom" bird flu virus. Somehow that virus will wind up in dead men's blood. It will sound serious.

What shall happen when birds start reporting symptoms? Shall Chinese vets send telegrams to birds here in America? Or better the birds report it amongst themselves? Something is rather birdy about this.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Obama Bird Flu - Infecting Millions With The 'Big Lie'

Obama Democrats = Communist Party USA

Obama Republicans = Democrats

Ron Paul Activists (Real Tea party) = Old Republicans; Believing in Limited government, and a non interventionist foreign policy..

Vitamin A in Animal Fat, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C

All these do wonders for the immune system. Vitamin A in vegetables has to be converted where as Vitamin A in Animal Fat doesn't. It's actually much better for you.

Stay away from any propagandized vaccines though. That will only lower your immune system.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Update - fourth person dead

BEIJING (AP) -- A middle-aged man who transported poultry for a living has died from a new strain of bird flu, the fourth death among 11 confirmed cases in China, the government and state media reported Thursday.

The 48-year-old man, who died in Shanghai, is one of several among the infected believed to have had direct contact with fowl, which may carry the virus. Until recently, the virus, known as H7N9, was not known to infect humans.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_BIRD_FLU?SIT...

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God Work Mich~ael!! You Beat Me To It, AGAIN!

Big Bump Bro!

another strain... geesssss...

another strsin... geesssss...