U.N. agency warns of possible bird flu resurgence

August 29, 2011 ROME (Reuters) – The United Nations warned of a possible major resurgence of bird flu and said a mutant strain of the H5N1 virus was spreading in Asia and elsewhere. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday urged increased surveillance and preparation for a potential outbreak of the virus, which it says has infected 565 people since it first appeared in 2003, killing 331 of them. The virus was eliminated from most of the 63 countries infected at its peak in 2006 after mass poultry culling, but since 2008 it has been expanding geographically in both poultry and wild birds, partly due to migration patterns, the FAO said. “The general departure from the progressive decline observed in 2004-2008 could mean that there will be a flare-up of H5N1 this fall and winter,” the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, Juan Lubroth, said in a statement. He said the appearance of a variant strain of the virus in China and Vietnam was a concern, because it appeared to be able to sidestep the defenses of existing vaccines. The circulation of the virus in Vietnam also poses a direct threat to Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia as well as endangering the Korean peninsula and Japan, FAO said. The latest human death occurred earlier this month in Cambodia, which has registered eight cases of human infection this year, all of them fatal, the agency added. Countries that could face the biggest problems are Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Vietnam, where the FAO said the virus is still firmly entrenched. It said recently affected areas included Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal and Mongolia. “Wild birds may introduce the virus, but people’s actions in poultry production and marketing spread it,” said Lubroth. “Preparedness and surveillance remain essential … no one can let their guard down with H5N1,” he added. –Yahoo News
We declared a pandemic of H5N1 was underway 5 months ago so we’re a little suprised to see it took them so long to reach the same conclusion. Global H5N1 Pandemic
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7 Responses to U.N. agency warns of possible bird flu resurgence

  1. contribution by Warren

    Mutant Bird Flu Strain Spreading In Asia

    ROME — The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia.

    A mutant strain of H5N1, which can apparently sidestep defenses of existing vaccines, is spreading in China and Vietnam, Tthe U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement Monday. It urged greater surveillance to ensure that any outbreaks are contained.

    Last week, the World Health Organization reported that a 6-year-old Cambodian girl had died Aug. 14 from bird flu, the eighth person to die from H5N1 avian influenza this year in Cambodia.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/bird-flu-asia-mutant-strain-h5n1_n_940185.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl9%7Csec1_lnk3%7C90420

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/233492.php

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ColdandFlu/wireStory?id=14402673

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  2. Hélios says:

    Movie “contagion” for 9th of september, bizarre…

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  3. I have two opposing thoughts on this. One is that it is true, which, if it is, reminds me of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”, especially the “pestilences” part. This is prophetic according to God’s Word.

    The other thought I have is that this is all hype, just so “they” can push their vaccines on us, possibly mandatory vaccines. Do we really know what they put in those vaccines? And do we really know if those vaccines will do what they’re suppose to do?

    Now I tend to support the first thought, since I’m a student of eschatology, but the other thought deserves merit. I will be looking forward to any other thoughts on this.

    Be blessed and Maranatha

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    • Blasphemy says:

      Irene
      How about this thought. A pandemic is a Natural Event. Just like storms and ice ages.
      Scientist want to cure and prevent these events.
      Yes people will make money but that is also a “Natural Event”
      There is NO magic, spills, voodoo or religious prophecies involved.
      It always amazes me that people always have to inject something magical or religious and refuse to accept that Nature Happens.

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  4. Warren says:

    Black Dawn: The Next Pandemic

    Black Dawn takes you inside the nightmare scenario that governments and public health officials around the world are desperately preparing themselves for: a mass dying

    http://video.inews.tv/video/Black-Dawn-The-Next-Pandemic

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    • earthstepper says:

      I am an American living in Finland; do you have any idea on how I could watch that film “Black Dawn: The Next Pandemic”? Hulu does not stream content in Finland. Do you have any ideas? Thanks!

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