5.24.2006

Bird Flu Spreading Human to Human?

A family of eight people infected with bird flu in Indonesia may have passed the disease among themselves rather than catching it from poultry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.
The WHO team in Indonesia investigating the situation can't find an animal source of this infection, and in the absence of a known animal source, "we will have to treat this as possibly human to human transmission of the virus", he said.

Could this be the beginning of what health officials have feared for so long? A mutation of the virus that spreads from human to human?
I don't want to scare anybody, but we need to be ready for this stuff. I can't be taken lightly. I really believe that.
I would encourage everyone to keep your ears peeled for more on this issue.
Think I'm overreacting? Maybe - but I don't want to see a repeat of the pandemic that took so many of our ancestors. I'd much rather be safe than sorry.

4 comments:

Bethany Rinn said...

You are not overreacting at all! My mom went to a seminar on it last month, and she came home freaked out! (even my mom, who is the biggest anti-germ/bacteria person ever!!)

Anonymous said...

Officials confirmed this morning that it was NOT human to human.

The Charlebois said...

Well then praise Jesus! :)

The Charlebois said...

Actually, it WAS human to human - what they confirmed was that the strain was not a mutated form.