24 April 2009

is captain tripps here?

UPDATED 24 april 2009
US 'very concerned' about swine flu outbreak

Apr 24 08:32 AM US/Eastern

US medical authorities expressed strong concern Friday about an unprecedented multi-strain swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 60 people in Mexico and infected seven people in the United States.

"It's very obvious that we are very concerned. We've stood up emergency operation centers," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spokesman Dave Daigle told AFP.

One major source of concern was that the virus included strains from different types of flu.

"This is the first time that we've seen an avian strain, two swine strains and a human strain," said Daigle, adding that the virus had influenza strains from European and Asian swine, but not from North American swine. ~ read more
23 may 2006
the stand courtesy: stephen-king.de

drudge is currently running this story in the big giant RED lettered all caps, above the logo captioned:: REPORT: HUMAN-TO-HUMAN BIRD FLU SUSPECTED IN INDONESIA despite the fact that the story ends: ``To date, the investigation has found no evidence of spread within the general community and no evidence that efficient human-to-human transmission has occurred.'' did you see where drudge had to retract his erroneous story yesterday claiming that dnc chair howard dean had worked behind the scenes to get mitch landrieu elected mayor of orleans?

Seven Indonesian Bird Flu Cases Linked to Patients (Update1)

May 23 (Bloomberg) -- All seven people infected with bird flu in a cluster of Indonesian cases can be linked to other patients, according to disease trackers investigating possible human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus.

A team of international experts has been unable to find animals that might have infected the people, the World Health Organization said in a statement today. In one case, a 10-year- old boy who caught the virus from his aunt may have passed it to his father, the first time officials have seen evidence of a three-person chain of infection, an agency spokeswoman said. Six of the seven people have died.

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indonesia from the cia world factbook