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BREAKING UPDATE April 21st, 2014 / 421st case / 145 deaths from H7N9 . MERS CoV 228 Cases, 92 deaths

 
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I couldn't imagine dying that way. I know when I have had asthma attacks, it is a frightening feeling of drowning and gasping for air... this would be ten fold, to say it lightly.

Is it too early to start ordering new face masks? As well as a slew load of other shit? Better to do now, then wait until everything is unavailable?
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get prepared as much as you can , try to avoid public transport , stock up on food , try looking at a site millennium ark for food water storage ideas good luck
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I couldn't imagine dying that way. I know when I have had asthma attacks, it is a frightening feeling of drowning and gasping for air... this would be ten fold, to say it lightly.

Is it too early to start ordering new face masks? As well as a slew load of other shit? Better to do now, then wait until everything is unavailable?
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


get prepared as much as you can , try to avoid public transport , stock up on food , try looking at a site millennium ark for food water storage ideas good luck
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I am as prepared as a freakoid mother can be, with out her husband wanting to push her into a "helpful environment".

I already have N95 masks.. but it shows an expiration date??? how good are they actually, past the expiration?
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I couldn't imagine dying that way. I know when I have had asthma attacks, it is a frightening feeling of drowning and gasping for air... this would be ten fold, to say it lightly.

Is it too early to start ordering new face masks? As well as a slew load of other shit? Better to do now, then wait until everything is unavailable?
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


get prepared as much as you can , try to avoid public transport , stock up on food , try looking at a site millennium ark for food water storage ideas good luck
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thanks vic chick didn't have link to hand its a useful site
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Quickly buy all the vaccines you can get...


Really people... there's a lot of stock left from the previous "flu pandemics".
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does this mean if you had h1n1 your more likely to contract h7n9 ?
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Yes thats right here is some info on your question, read the full article interesting reading.

Original Antigenic Sin was coined in 1960 by Thomas Francis, Jr. in the article On the Doctrine of Original Antigenic Sin) that postulates that when the body’s immune system is exposed to and develops an immunological memory to one virus, it may be less able to mount a defense against a subsequent exposure to a second slightly different version of the virus.
[link to afludiary.blogspot.ca]
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does this mean if you had h1n1 your more likely to contract h7n9 ?
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Yes thats right here is some info on your question, read the full article interesting reading.

Original Antigenic Sin was coined in 1960 by Thomas Francis, Jr. in the article On the Doctrine of Original Antigenic Sin) that postulates that when the body’s immune system is exposed to and develops an immunological memory to one virus, it may be less able to mount a defense against a subsequent exposure to a second slightly different version of the virus.
[link to afludiary.blogspot.ca]
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thank you hf
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does this mean if you had h1n1 your more likely to contract h7n9 ?
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Yes thats right here is some info on your question, read the full article interesting reading.

Original Antigenic Sin was coined in 1960 by Thomas Francis, Jr. in the article On the Doctrine of Original Antigenic Sin) that postulates that when the body’s immune system is exposed to and develops an immunological memory to one virus, it may be less able to mount a defense against a subsequent exposure to a second slightly different version of the virus.
[link to afludiary.blogspot.ca]
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thank you hf
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No problem grinningDid you read the article,what do think
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Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Taiwan's computer maker Acer Inc. asked eight of its employees, who recently went to the hospital to visit a patient infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus, to work from home, but a doctor said Friday that such a decision is not necessary. Luo I-chun, a physician at Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said his agency is aware of the eight Acer employees' visit. However, Luo said that since the eight people did not have direct contact with the patient and merely met with the patient's family at the hospital
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Re: BREAKING UPDATE April 21st, 2014 / 421st case / 145 deaths from H7N9 . MERS CoV 228 Cases, 92 deaths
Updated: Saturday, 27 April, 2013 at 04:10 UTC
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Health authorities in east China's Jiangxi Province late on Thursday confirmed the province's first human case of H7N9 avian influenza. A 69-year-old man surnamed Xiong, a local retiree in the provincial capital of Nanchang, showed symptoms of high fever, tight chest and diarrhea, and was admitted to the No. 3 Hospital in Nanchang, according to a statement issued by the provincial health department. Xiong is in critical condition, said the statement. He had not left the city recently, nor had any contact with dead birds, but lives near a live poultry market, the statement said. The city's disease control authority has quarantined 14 people who have had close contact with the patient. None of them have exhibited any abnormal symptoms. Three more new cases of H7N9 bird flu were reported on Thursday, two in Zhejiang Province and one in Henan Province. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in its Wednesday update that the total number of H7N9 cases reported in the mainland stood at 110, including 23 cases that have ended in death. Most of the cases were reported in east China's Shanghai Municipality and the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.
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I couldn't imagine dying that way. I know when I have had asthma attacks, it is a frightening feeling of drowning and gasping for air... this would be ten fold, to say it lightly.

Is it too early to start ordering new face masks? As well as a slew load of other shit? Better to do now, then wait until everything is unavailable?
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


get prepared as much as you can , try to avoid public transport , stock up on food , try looking at a site millennium ark for food water storage ideas good luck
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38938952


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 Quoting: Vic-chick13


I am as prepared as a freakoid mother can be, with out her husband wanting to push her into a "helpful environment".

I already have N95 masks.. but it shows an expiration date??? how good are they actually, past the expiration?
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


I like the way you put that! My husband would like to do that sometimes, I'm sure.
I have no idea why they would have an expiration date, I haven't noticed if mine do, I should check that. Not that I worry too much about expiration dates on most things anyway!
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does this mean if you had h1n1 your more likely to contract h7n9 ?
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Yes thats right here is some info on your question, read the full article interesting reading.

Original Antigenic Sin was coined in 1960 by Thomas Francis, Jr. in the article On the Doctrine of Original Antigenic Sin) that postulates that when the body’s immune system is exposed to and develops an immunological memory to one virus, it may be less able to mount a defense against a subsequent exposure to a second slightly different version of the virus.
[link to afludiary.blogspot.ca]
 Quoting: prodlikegod

Great articles tody everyone, thanks!
great find guys! Imagine what viruses could do if they could think! They just wander from meat puppet to meat puppet making more virus and are not even enough of a life form to "know" what they are doing. They are fearsome predators! Also, I read the paper, and it sounds like the man had a good point. The body may not recognise a slightly changed virus, so so does not produce antibodies.gaah
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does this mean if you had h1n1 your more likely to contract h7n9 ?
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Yes thats right here is some info on your question, read the full article interesting reading.

Original Antigenic Sin was coined in 1960 by Thomas Francis, Jr. in the article On the Doctrine of Original Antigenic Sin) that postulates that when the body’s immune system is exposed to and develops an immunological memory to one virus, it may be less able to mount a defense against a subsequent exposure to a second slightly different version of the virus.
[link to afludiary.blogspot.ca]
 Quoting: prodlikegod

Great articles tody everyone, thanks!
great find guys! Imagine what viruses could do if they could think! They just wander from meat puppet to meat puppet making more virus and are not even enough of a life form to "know" what they are doing. They are fearsome predators! Also, I read the paper, and it sounds like the man had a good point. The body may not recognise a slightly changed virus, so so does not produce antibodies.gaah
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I know. scary stuff eh!
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map updated 4 hrs ago
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Philippines ban poultry from China
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Good day all.

the cases are starting to pile up more quickly...

Seven more H7N9 bird flu cases reported in China
Chinese health authorities say the H7N9 strain of bird flu has spread to several provinces in the country as seven new cases of the infection have been discovered.
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Good day all.

the cases are starting to pile up more quickly...

Seven more H7N9 bird flu cases reported in China
Chinese health authorities say the H7N9 strain of bird flu has spread to several provinces in the country as seven new cases of the infection have been discovered.
[link to www.presstv.ir]
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Do you notice in the picture, no gloves, and they are wearing the masks too loose, WTF these are professionals? Oh, and no eye covers!
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Frightening evolution: China reports new bird flu case spreads to Hunan province: 23 dead

Posted on April 27, 2013by The Extinction Protocol

Looking for the culprit: Health officers examine a pigeon for H7N9 at a poultry market in Changsha, Hunan province April 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/China Daily

April 27, 2013 – CHINA – China on Saturday reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign the virus that has killed 23 people in the country is continuing to spread. The official Xinhua news agency said the patient was a 64-year-old woman from Shaoyang city who developed a fever on April 14, four days after having contact with poultry. Her condition had improved with treatment, it added. The flu was first detected in March. This week, the World Health Organization called the virus “one of the most lethal,” and said it is more easily transmitted than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003.None of the 41 people who had come into contact with the newly-confirmed Hunan patient, identified only by the surname Guan, had shown symptoms, Xinhua said. A 54-year-old man who fell ill in Jiangxi province was also being treated in Hunan, where he was diagnosed with H7N9, Xinhua said. The Hunan cases come a day after the eastern province of Fujian reported its first case and during the same week that a man in Taiwan become the first case of the flu outside mainland China. He caught the flu while travelling in China. Chinese scientists confirmed on Thursday that chickens had transmitted the flu to humans. –Reuters



Flu mutating 8 times faster than any flu virus known: The new bird flu could be mutating up to eight times faster than an average flu virus around a protein that binds it to humans, a team of research scientists in Shenzhen says. Dr .He Jiankui, an associate professor at South University of Science and Technology of China, said yesterday that the authorities should be alarmed by the results of their research and step up monitoring and control efforts to prevent a possible pandemic. With genetic code of the virus obtained from mainland authorities, the team scrutinized haemagglutinin, a protein that plays a crucial rule in the process of infection. The protein binds the virus to an animal cell, such as respiratory cells in humans, and bores a hole in the cell’s membrane to allow entry by the virus. The researchers found dramatic mutation of haemagglutinin in one of the four flu strains released for study by the central government. Nine of the protein’s 560 amino acids had changed. In a typical flu virus, only one or two amino acids could change in such a short period of time, He said. “It happened in just one or two weeks. The speed may not have caught up with the HIV, but it’s quite unusual for a flu.” The fast mutation makes the virus’ evolutionary development very hard to predict. “We don’t know whether it will evolve into something harmless or dangerous,” He said. “Our samples are too limited. But the authorities should definitely be alarmed and get prepared for the worst-case scenario.” The origin of the virus was puzzling due to its novelty, but his research suggested some clues that differ from the mainland authorities’ theories. His team compared the new virus strain to all other H7N9 viruses identified in Europe and in other Asian countries that were cited by the Ministry of Agriculture as possible origins of the new bird flu, but found them all very different. In fact, the new bird flu was quite similar to some familiar domestic viruses such as H9N2, H11N9 and H7N3 found in Zhejiang and Jiangsu. He said researchers could not rule out the possibility that the new virus was carried into China by wild birds, but it was more likely to be of local origin. –South China Morning Post [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]

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Frightening evolution: China reports new bird flu case spreads to Hunan province: 23 dead

Posted on April 27, 2013by The Extinction Protocol

Looking for the culprit: Health officers examine a pigeon for H7N9 at a poultry market in Changsha, Hunan province April 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/China Daily

April 27, 2013 – CHINA – China on Saturday reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign the virus that has killed 23 people in the country is continuing to spread. The official Xinhua news agency said the patient was a 64-year-old woman from Shaoyang city who developed a fever on April 14, four days after having contact with poultry. Her condition had improved with treatment, it added. The flu was first detected in March. This week, the World Health Organization called the virus “one of the most lethal,” and said it is more easily transmitted than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003.None of the 41 people who had come into contact with the newly-confirmed Hunan patient, identified only by the surname Guan, had shown symptoms, Xinhua said. A 54-year-old man who fell ill in Jiangxi province was also being treated in Hunan, where he was diagnosed with H7N9, Xinhua said. The Hunan cases come a day after the eastern province of Fujian reported its first case and during the same week that a man in Taiwan become the first case of the flu outside mainland China. He caught the flu while travelling in China. Chinese scientists confirmed on Thursday that chickens had transmitted the flu to humans. –Reuters



Flu mutating 8 times faster than any flu virus known: The new bird flu could be mutating up to eight times faster than an average flu virus around a protein that binds it to humans, a team of research scientists in Shenzhen says. Dr .He Jiankui, an associate professor at South University of Science and Technology of China, said yesterday that the authorities should be alarmed by the results of their research and step up monitoring and control efforts to prevent a possible pandemic. With genetic code of the virus obtained from mainland authorities, the team scrutinized haemagglutinin, a protein that plays a crucial rule in the process of infection. The protein binds the virus to an animal cell, such as respiratory cells in humans, and bores a hole in the cell’s membrane to allow entry by the virus. The researchers found dramatic mutation of haemagglutinin in one of the four flu strains released for study by the central government. Nine of the protein’s 560 amino acids had changed. In a typical flu virus, only one or two amino acids could change in such a short period of time, He said. “It happened in just one or two weeks. The speed may not have caught up with the HIV, but it’s quite unusual for a flu.” The fast mutation makes the virus’ evolutionary development very hard to predict. “We don’t know whether it will evolve into something harmless or dangerous,” He said. “Our samples are too limited. But the authorities should definitely be alarmed and get prepared for the worst-case scenario.” The origin of the virus was puzzling due to its novelty, but his research suggested some clues that differ from the mainland authorities’ theories. His team compared the new virus strain to all other H7N9 viruses identified in Europe and in other Asian countries that were cited by the Ministry of Agriculture as possible origins of the new bird flu, but found them all very different. In fact, the new bird flu was quite similar to some familiar domestic viruses such as H9N2, H11N9 and H7N3 found in Zhejiang and Jiangsu. He said researchers could not rule out the possibility that the new virus was carried into China by wild birds, but it was more likely to be of local origin. –South China Morning Post [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]
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Makes you wonder where this is all going, all the threads you look at the scientist seem to be baffled, which is worrying to say the least.
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The way one or two cases pop up daily make me wonder if people are getting exposed thru dried bird droppings-blowing in the wind.???
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The H7N9 virus has mutations that mean that it spreads from birds to humans more easily than does H5N1. Proximity between bird and mammal populations could also give the virus opportunities for further adaptation to mammals, including humans. An international team of researchers compiled maps for
Nature showing the population densities of chickens, pigs, ducks and humans in many parts of China and throughout Asia.

They calculate that 131 million people, 241 million domestic chickens, 47 million domestic ducks and 22 million pigs live within a 50-kilometre radius of each of the 60 H7N9 human cases that had occurred up to 16 April.
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I am very surprised that there has been no mention of testing mice or rats. Hantavirus is passed by inhaling dried mouse droppings. The black plague was spread by fleas, infesting rats. If you have an open market, then you definitely have rodents. You will also have chicken fleas, which can infest dogs, cats, people etc. The connection may be the open markets, but the vector my be rodents or fleas. It would not take too many rodents, nibbling on infected poultry, to enable a species crossover. The same for pigs. Chinese farmers feed just about anything to their pigs. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there have been many cases of people feeding dead birds to their pigs. Kinda makes you wonder about the mammalian adaptation, and the many carcases floating down the rivers.

By the way, does anyone else think its a bit worrisome, that Taiwan has not released an update for the 3 health care workers? Then again, the same goes for the mystery flu in Germany.
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The H7N9 virus has mutations that mean that it spreads from birds to humans more easily than does H5N1. Proximity between bird and mammal populations could also give the virus opportunities for further adaptation to mammals, including humans. An international team of researchers compiled maps for
Nature showing the population densities of chickens, pigs, ducks and humans in many parts of China and throughout Asia.

They calculate that 131 million people, 241 million domestic chickens, 47 million domestic ducks and 22 million pigs live within a 50-kilometre radius of each of the 60 H7N9 human cases that had occurred up to 16 April.
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Great find, thanks for this post!
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I am very surprised that there has been no mention of testing mice or rats. Hantavirus is passed by inhaling dried mouse droppings. The black plague was spread by fleas, infesting rats. If you have an open market, then you definitely have rodents. You will also have chicken fleas, which can infest dogs, cats, people etc. The connection may be the open markets, but the vector my be rodents or fleas. It would not take too many rodents, nibbling on infected poultry, to enable a species crossover. The same for pigs. Chinese farmers feed just about anything to their pigs. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there have been many cases of people feeding dead birds to their pigs. Kinda makes you wonder about the mammalian adaptation, and the many carcases floating down the rivers.

By the way, does anyone else think its a bit worrisome, that Taiwan has not released an update for the 3 health care workers? Then again, the same goes for the mystery flu in Germany.
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The lack of updates is alarming, agreed.
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I am very surprised that there has been no mention of testing mice or rats. Hantavirus is passed by inhaling dried mouse droppings. The black plague was spread by fleas, infesting rats. If you have an open market, then you definitely have rodents. You will also have chicken fleas, which can infest dogs, cats, people etc. The connection may be the open markets, but the vector my be rodents or fleas. It would not take too many rodents, nibbling on infected poultry, to enable a species crossover. The same for pigs. Chinese farmers feed just about anything to their pigs. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there have been many cases of people feeding dead birds to their pigs. Kinda makes you wonder about the mammalian adaptation, and the many carcases floating down the rivers.

By the way, does anyone else think its a bit worrisome, that Taiwan has not released an update for the 3 health care workers? Then again, the same goes for the mystery flu in Germany.
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My answer to your question would be yes, I think it is worrisome, haven't heard a thing about either story.???
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I am very surprised that there has been no mention of testing mice or rats. Hantavirus is passed by inhaling dried mouse droppings. The black plague was spread by fleas, infesting rats. If you have an open market, then you definitely have rodents. You will also have chicken fleas, which can infest dogs, cats, people etc. The connection may be the open markets, but the vector my be rodents or fleas. It would not take too many rodents, nibbling on infected poultry, to enable a species crossover. The same for pigs. Chinese farmers feed just about anything to their pigs. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that there have been many cases of people feeding dead birds to their pigs. Kinda makes you wonder about the mammalian adaptation, and the many carcases floating down the rivers.

By the way, does anyone else think its a bit worrisome, that Taiwan has not released an update for the 3 health care workers? Then again, the same goes for the mystery flu in Germany.
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Yes they cannot keep the lid on this for too long, can they?
Can't find any info on the German policeman at all. Which makes it look like a cover up.
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thanks for all the updates, guys.
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H7N9, Guangdong: Poultry suspected to be positive for new birdflu virus 

 At present, the batch of poultry no clinical symptoms. Yet found infection.
Dongguan is a big city sprawling between Guangzhou to the north and Shenzhen (just north of Hong Kong) on the south. I recall it as mostly farmland and small towns in 1983, but clearly times have changed. And if H7N9 is confirmed in animals there, Hong Kong will be going to battle stations.
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Re: BREAKING UPDATE April 21st, 2014 / 421st case / 145 deaths from H7N9 . MERS CoV 228 Cases, 92 deaths
My apologies if this is not new, I may be losing track. But I'm pretty sure it is.
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H7N9 bird flu spreads to central China's Hunan