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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 04:47 AM
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33. I've been monitoring this closely
and overall, I had convinced myself that this was really not different than what has been happening in Asia.

That said, I ran across a number of articles like this one:

Bird flu transmission to humans may be frequent: study

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-01/10/con...

Great news, huh!?

No, it isn't. It's very, very bad news and the WHO better stop fucking around and do massive blood testing for this virus like now. I can't believe they haven't done it yet. They keep touting how they're on top of things and yadda, yadda, yadda. Each and every time a person gets infected with this virus, especially if they have the normal winter variant of the flu as millions do right now, there is a possibility that these two flues can get together and swap RNA packets. The more cases, diagnosed or not, the more chance for the necessary antigenic shift.

I don't know how long they've had the ability to screen this virus through blood testing but they should have been doing massive screening in Vietnam, Laos, hell, even China. Day late and a dollar short, guys.

If they've blown this part of their "worldwide screening", I wonder how much we can really trust them to get the rest of it right?

:banghead: :rant: :banghead:
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