Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Think it can't happen here?

posted by The Vidiot @ 2:44 PM Permalink

1,000s of people are quarantined in Bucharest because of bird flu.
Excerpt: The mayor of the southern fourth district, Adrian Inimaroiu, said residents would be cut off and all businesses in the area would be closed during the quarantine period of up to three weeks.
It can happen here too.
Excerpt: Executive Order: Amendment to E.O. 13295 Relating to Certain Influenza Viruses and Quarantinable Communicable Diseases
Brace yourself. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
Excerpt: "We have seen clusters in the past and we have seen what was almost certainly (maybe) limited human to human transmission in some cases," he said. "But this is significant because it's the mother of all clusters. It's seven people, six of whom have died and possibly an eighth as well who died before samples could be taken so this is the mother of all clusters."

Cordingley says the WHO is particularly concerned because scientists cannot find a link to sick birds in these latest deaths.


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