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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bird Flu deaths now over 150 world wide

Over the last 6 months over there has been over 150 deaths world wide. Ok that is not a huge amount in the greater scheme of things, but the numbers are growing and the number of countries that is is appearing is growing as well.

The following links are a summary of the latest stories of the last few days. I will provide shortly a synopsis of each later and going forward.

Insect based flu vaccine shows promise as rival to hen egg method bird flu
Only a small percentage of people have egg allergies, but that still amounts to probably hundreds of thousands of people who go unvaccinated, he said. Bird flu story source: AP via Boston Globe. Technical abstract can be found here:...from

Bird Flu claims one more life in Egypt, toll rises to 14
Spreading like wild fire around the world, the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus has engulfed one more life in Egypt, bringing the overall number of Egyptians who have died from disease to 14 since it appeared:... from

Bird Flu: Just The Facts
The panic over the potential of a bird flu pandemic among humans has died down since England had its first poultry infections in early February. And in the lull, it's become clearer exactly how activists have exploited bird flu fears to ....from

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Flu pandemic could choke Internet, requiring usage restrictions

Flu pandemic could choke Internet, requiring usage restrictions: "February 12, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Many companies and government agencies are counting on legions of teleworkers to keep their operations running in the event of an influenza pandemic. But those plans may quickly fall apart as millions of people turn to the Internet for news and even entertainment, potentially producing a bandwidth-choking surge in online traffic."

It would not only be the Telecommunications I would worry about but also Power and all the other utilities that we could have difficulty with. But then again the conspiracy theorist in me thinks back to Millennium Bug, Sars, Democracy (come on does it still exist??) and wonders is this a healthy bit of distraction?

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Man in Britian been monitored for Bird Flu strain

A worker involved in the cull of 160,000 turkeys in Britain's first outbreak of bird flu is being monitored in hospital with a mild respiratory complaint, the Health Protection Agency said on Tuesday. REUTERS / Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)

Ok I did not hear this on the news! Needless to say it could be one of those unfortunate events. But still!


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