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China’s Avian Flu Now Infecting Humans

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 6, 2014

Looks like China is on the verge of an epic pandemic. Bird flu infecting humans now.


So says a report in Forbes magazine. The article warns that a new strain of avian flu, H10N8, has turned up in chickens in China, forcing the slaughter of 20,000 birds in Hong Kong alone. More alarming: The strain has jumped to humans, who can become infected if they eat infected birds or are around them.

A 73-year old Chinese woman died in December from the strain and a 55-year-old woman was recently hospitalized, Forbes said.

A virologist from the Chinese Center for Disease Control in Beijing, who was quoted in the Chinese medical journal, The Lancet, warned this week about the potential for a pandemic.



One Response to “China’s Avian Flu Now Infecting Humans”

  1. CCCP said

    i foresee the next headline in xinhua and crap chinese tv: it’s the foreigner’s fault! they brought that avian flu to our clean and harmonious china!

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