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H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America

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H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America
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The first reported case of H5N1, the Bird or Avian flu, has touched down in North America, Canada to be exact.

Canadian health officials have confirmed that it was the H5N1 flu that killed a resident of Alberta, Canada who had just returned from Beijing.

Canada’s Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, said the infected individual had recently traveled to Beijing.

“As Canada’s Health Minister I want to reassure the public this is an isolated case,” Ambrose said. “The risk of H5N1 to Canadians is very low. There is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission. It is also important for Canadians to know that this case is not part of the seasonal flu which circulates in Canada every year.”

It is the first human case that was imported into North America from a traveler, and that traveler was not a poultry handler. No H5N1 viruses have been detected in people or in animals in the United States.

This fact has experts and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) a bit concerned. According to WHO most avian flu viruses do not cause disease in humans. However, some like H5N1 are zoonotic, which means they can infect humans and cause disease, even death.

The CDC claims that of all of the human cases, nearly 650 people, who have been tested for H5N1 since 2003 have been in direct contact or proximity to poultry. However, experts claim that once that smart little virus mutates and learns how to jump from bird to human, it is only a matter of time before it’s jumping from human to human.

To keep people from outright panic over the animal related influenza that is traveling around the globe, killing people in record numbers such as the H1N1 virus, they’ve made a statement claiming that: people in the Americas posed by the detection of this one case is very low. The U.S. agency is not recommending that the public take any special actions regarding H5N1 virus in response to the Canadian case.

We are in flu season, yes, however, until factory farms stop condensing animals which is causing an overuse of antibiotics to get them to slaughter, thereby creating superbugs and viruses that are resistant to the vaccines being administered to prevent them, this is only going to get worse.

Image via Farm Sanctuary

H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America
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  • For Years

    They have been saying this for years. I will say this though. Do an internet search on microbiologists that have died suspiciously. From around the world, many high ranking microbiologists have died from crazy things.

    This bothers me because I have friends who work for the CDC and they mentioned this to me one day. The people that are dying are known around the world and people are wondering why. I don’t have any inside information or anything, but to me when people die and they are connected to major government projects, it is a cause for concern. I look at my life and I don’t know of one person who died of suspicious circumstances. Not one. To see a list of 80 top ranked scientists that all died of weird circumstance is unsettling. Believe me, microbiologists don’t really live fast lives or put themselves in too much danger. They are essentially big nerds. Cool people but nonetheless, not big risk takers.

    It makes you wonder if they are being eliminated because they know of something that is about to happen or has happened.

    I used to trust government to a certain degree, but not anymore. Too many strange things going on. From 9/11 to Sandy Hook. We are being told one thing and we find out that we are being lied to. We are told things happened but we aren’t shown video tapes or pictures. I am not a fool. When someone tell you something, but doesn’t show you — they are hiding something. My God, the evidence for bombs being placed in the towers is overwhelming. Hundreds of people have come forth saying their were bombs in the towers. The most vocal of those people end up dead too. Something is not right in America. All the problems we face today have their roots with 9/11.

  • Buster Hymen

    Why do these crazy diseases always originate in the same places?