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21. Exactly. High death rate is from those who've contracted it from birds...
Directly. Many Type A influenzas have their genesis in animals, but by the time the virus mutates to allow human-to-human contact, the virus itself has become less virulent.

Type A flus are no fun, but quite survivable. Of course, the elderly, the very young, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems should always take precautions.

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  -OH NO! The bird flu is coming to get me! tjwash  Oct-14-05 09:35 AM   #0 
  - Okay, here's a scary one for ya  whatever4   Oct-14-05 09:40 AM   #1 
  - That's 60% of those who contract it. Ask yourself...  dave123williams   Oct-14-05 09:51 AM   #3 
     - incorrect  meow mix   Oct-14-05 09:55 AM   #4 
     - Health professionals (not the GOP) are  DemBones DemBones   Oct-14-05 10:03 AM   #6 
     - Not yet, that is why they are saying it should not be hyped  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-05 11:47 AM   #18 
     - Exactly. High death rate is from those who've contracted it from birds...  KrazyKat   Oct-14-05 12:16 PM   #21 
  - In Canada, I don't believe there's certainty about the bird flu, but...  tuvor   Oct-14-05 09:40 AM   #2 
  - Yes, there is government and media hype  sparosnare   Oct-14-05 10:01 AM   #5 
  - The Influenza Pandemic of 1918  paparush   Oct-14-05 10:12 AM   #8 
  - WWI was ending and soldiers were on their way home  notadmblnd   Oct-14-05 10:21 AM   #13 
     - No reason to panic -  sparosnare   Oct-14-05 10:42 AM   #15 
     - yeah, during a pandemic  notadmblnd   Oct-14-05 10:55 AM   #16 
     - and the BRAIN  meow mix   Oct-14-05 03:33 PM   #26 
     - war-time censorship was also an issue..  meow mix   Oct-14-05 03:35 PM   #27 
  - and, think about it  whatever4   Oct-14-05 01:25 PM   #25 
  - One question:  DemBones DemBones   Oct-14-05 10:07 AM   #7 
  - Yes I have been sick like that.  tjwash   Oct-14-05 10:19 AM   #12 
  - Yep, I'll begin worrying the minute there's a damn thing I can do  SmokingJacket   Oct-14-05 10:13 AM   #9 
  - It is a matter of serious concern.  Bridget Burke   Oct-14-05 10:13 AM   #10 
  - Help me!! The paranoids are after me!!!  longship   Oct-14-05 10:17 AM   #11 
  - I think the saddest thing is that I can't trust those to whom I would  Ron_Green   Oct-14-05 10:31 AM   #14 
  - Read the Whold Health Organization, not CDC if yuo want  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-05 11:50 AM   #19 
  - The whole possibility of an avian flu  SheilaT   Oct-14-05 11:45 AM   #17 
  - Re the Great Swine Flu Scare of 1976  Kailassa   Oct-14-05 12:43 PM   #23 
  - yeah, I remember swine flu  gkhouston   Oct-14-05 04:14 PM   #28 
  - They're making hay out of a very real risk  Terry in Austin   Oct-14-05 12:00 PM   #20 
  - In America you have:  Kailassa   Oct-14-05 12:26 PM   #22 
  - Duck!  LondonReign2   Oct-14-05 12:43 PM   #24 

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