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  • Jul 9, 2007, 09:46 PM
    starlite
    Bird flu pandemic!
    Hey guys, have you heard about the possibility of bird flu mutating and being spread from human to human?? I'm paralysed with fear every time I let myself think of such a disaster.. what would the world become if such a thing happens?? Do you take Tamiflu or Relenza as precautions? Or do you keep these in stock? Just tell me please... I've read several articles on the net which made me very aware of bird flu virus!

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    Viet Nam News, Vietnam
    CA MAU " After several weeks of silence bird flu is sounding alarm bells again as a third southern province reported the deadly disease in a small flock of...
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    Focus News, Bulgaria
    German authorities culled about 1200 farm and pet birds over the weekend after a pet goose tested positive for the lethal strain of bird flu, a government...
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    Manila Times, Philippines
    Indonesia has seen its toll from the deadly H5N1 virus grow steadily since 2005 when the first confirmed human deaths occurred here.. .
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    WRIC, VA
    (AP) - More than 50000 turkeys on an unidentified farm west of Mount Jackson tested positive for avian flu antibodies. Virginia Poultry Federation president...
    Source: Bird Flu News - Bird flu news from around the world.
  • Jul 9, 2007, 10:27 PM
    rankrank55
    Check this website out, it answers your question pretty well.
    NPR : The Next Pandemic: Bird Flu, or Fear?
  • Jul 10, 2007, 09:56 AM
    Cinnabar
    While the issue is nothing to simply dismiss, it's not something to get worked up into a paranoia charade about. If you want to keep an antiviral like oseltamivir on-hand, that's fine, but there is no reason to be taking it now.

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