Scientists: China bird virus may be silent threat

Apr 3, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Asian Correspondent

Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of the bird flu strain that recently killed two men in China said Wednesday that the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread silently among poultry without notice.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

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Apr 3, 2013
 
This probably has a lot to do with the appearance of ~1600 pig carcasses in the Huangpu (plenty of poo there...) river near Shanghai in March. There has also been a discovery of a large number of dead ducks in Sichuan, during the same month.

The reports of 2 shanghai residents dead of H7N9 flu after being infectd in March indicates causality.

It appears that the virus can only spread in waterborne environments, and as a result the most likely source for catching the virus was via contaminated drinking water. The disaster in the pig farm that left a high carcass toll was probably also a waterborne contamination result via the same virus.

The good news if any is that the virus has a relatively short viability time with the result that by the time putrid pig carcasses were discovered on the banks of the Huangpu, the outbreak had gone beyond its live virus infectious stage. Being waterborne it will rarely transport through air unless the next in the chain gets a facefull of vom.

The bad news is that being waterborne, it will rattle around in the duck population producing a casualty toll downstream, in both avian & non avian victims drinking the water.

Dead pig mystery solved.

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We still do not know what is behind the virus.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

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Nuneaton

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Old Jew wrote:
We still do not know what is behind the virus.
A dead duck usually.

Historical notes indicate that influenza of all types originated in ducks, the bulk are merely yucky and snot ridden rather than lethal.

Cases of interspecies transfer are unusual; and new strains caused by interspecies transfer are usually lethal, and hampered in spread only by their ability to spread in classic duck fashion via water rather than airborne transport.

An airborne pandemic interspecies strain of flu is a mite overdue. This one appears to be a false alarm but disastrous to pig & poultry farmers, and random humans in a 3rd world water source polluting society.

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China is a self-destruct

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Apr 3, 2013
 
H7N9 came from China's laboratory when chinks played with viruses for making chemical weapons....what goes around comes around.....Aids came from Africa when African men f....monkeys!
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China is a self-destruct wrote:
H7N9 came from China's laboratory when chinks played with viruses for making chemical weapons....what goes around comes around.....Aids came from Africa when African men f....monkeys!
Wonderful and innocent looking theory when in fact, the FIRST SARS outbreak happens in USA itself (rumored to be accidentally leaked from one of the many biochemical labs) and was quickly COVERUP.

At least have some INTEGRITY and admitted these are all biological weapons designed to hurt COMPETING NATION ECONOMY! But God is AMAZING, it falls back on the WEST and now they have to recruit CROOKS like you to turn the table on others.

Do you seriously THINK we believe Venezuala President Hugo acquired cancer naturally or was he an assassination victim of the CIA?

SUPERPOWER has certain advantage that is they can cheat at OLYMPIC e.g. LONDON using advantage customised steroid which are not traceable by the present technique.

Now that USA may soon have to play LEVEL FIELD with China, she resort to SUBVERSION tactics e.g. using 3rd world nation like Philippines, Japan, etc to create TROUBLE in the FAR EAST. Japan is almost DEAD with a national debt of 235%. Thanks to USA!

But it still does not concern us as it is a BATTLE (cyberwar included) between ELEPHANT and you are only a MINDLESS MIGRATE from 70's Plaza Accord.
Tokyo send!!!

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