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Old 09-17-2006, 04:52 PM
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I have not heard of them finding it in Canada, but they are looking for sure. Yes there is a possibility it will cause a pandemic and very likely that it could be spread by migrating birds, it is something to keep an eye on for sure. The samples they are collecting in Alaska (which is closest to Asia and where they come across) are being sent to Wisconsin as I recall, UW Madison. I am surprised they are not being sent to the gov't lab here that is the equivalent of the animal CDC, though who knows they might be sent here too.
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:54 PM
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oh, i thought it had gotten to the very very very top of canada...
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:33 PM
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oh, i thought it had gotten to the very very very top of canada...
Maybe, I have not heard of it but I do not hear everything. I think it would make the front page of AOL or the paper though and so far I have not seen it (I get the ISU daily for the puzzles but often glance the headlines).
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:49 PM
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ahh!in the winter!
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:50 PM
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ooh,just so you knoww,im not microphobic or paronoid,just hate the thought of bird flu here!
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:13 PM
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ahh!in the winter!
Well that is when birds migrate... It is something to keep an eye on, so far that particular strain of the flu has not made the jump to infecting human to human, only goes bird to human and bird to bird. It can potentially make that jump though, that is how many of the deadly strains have come to be. That would be why so many birds have been slaughtered over there. Right now I would not be afraid, just cautious. They are also working on vaccines for it and will hopefully get a good one before a pandemic potentially starts. Yeah vaccines!
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:23 PM
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i beleive a pandamenic has already started... if i am correct a pandeminic is when a certain disease spreads ou to more than one country and or region... like the black death...
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:32 PM
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:34 PM
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yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:23 PM
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A pandemic is a break out of an infectious disease that is either over a very large region or worldwide. HIV is considered a pandemic. The bird flu I do not think it is at this point but it very well could become one.
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