Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills
The exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page --Research included watching the virus outbreak movie 'Contagion' as 'field research.' As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln Park Zoo, the CEO arrives at the office to find a flurry of voice mails from reporters. But before there is a chance to respond, the phone rings: The H5N1 virus has been confirmed as the cause of the birds’ deaths in the park. It is not yet known if the bird-flu strain can spread to humans... From Tuesday through Thursday this week, eight zoos and aquariums in Illinois are participating in the Zoo Animal Health Network exercise on communication during emergencies, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and other agencies. [Heads up! US government drills have a tendency to 'go live' -- as on 9/11 and with the 'Boston bombings,' etc.]   08/22/2013

China bird flu analysis finds more virus threats lurking
A deadly new bird flu virus in China evolved from migratory birds via waterfowl to poultry and into people, and there are other bird flu viruses circulating that could follow the same path, scientists have found. The study - an analysis of the evolutionary history of the H7N9 bird flu that has so far killed 44 people - identified several other H7 flu viruses circulating in birds that the researchers said "may pose threats beyond the current outbreak". While none of the additional H7 strains they detected has yet been found in humans, some are able to infect other mammals such as ferrets, the researchers said, suggesting a jump to humans may be possible.   08/22/2013

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China
A Chinese poultry worker was confirmed as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, health officials said, the first case in the southern Guangdong province. The 51-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was admitted to hospital on August 3 following signs of a fever, the Guangdong Provincial Health Department said on Saturday. A total of 134 cases have now been reported on the Chinese mainland, including the Guangdong case.   08/11/2013

Bird Flu Researchers Push to Make Virus More Deadly
In a letter published today in the nation's two most prestigious scientific journals -- Science and Nature -- bird flu researchers say they need to perform research on the H7N9 virus that would make it more dangerous. The researchers say that's necessary in order to prepare for its possible spread between humans [because they're obviously going to spread it], perhaps as early as this winter. [This particular item is dedicated to those who have labeled the CLG a 'conspiracy' site.]   08/11/2013

Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab
Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed only in high-security labs, but the U.S. government promises extra oversight and says a special review panel will weigh the pros and cons before deciding if certain flu projects are worth the risk.   08/11/2013

First case of bird flu 'spreading between humans'
Chinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March. The development was "worrying" and should be closely watched, the team wrote in the British online journal bmj.com, but stressed that the virus, believed to jump from birds to people, was still inadept at spreading among humans. Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.[Heads up! US bioterrorists finally hit pay-dirt. They are *dying* to get the pandemic party started and implement martial law, so successful with the sheeple during the Boston Marathon bombings false flag aka 'dry run.']   08/11/2013

Mauritius airport on high alert after discovery of H1N1 flu case
Mauritius on Friday put its international airport on high alert after this week's confirmation of the first case of H1N1 flu. Unconfirmed reports indicated that two other H1N1 flu cases had been diagnosed after the first hospitalization, while the Indian Ocean island country's Health Ministry said 30 other cases had been reported. Employees of Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Co. Ltd, where the infected person was working, are very worried after the first hospitalization and accused the authorities of lack of communication.   08/11/2013

China Joins Ban on Arkansas Poultry After Bird Flu
China has joined other countries and a U.S. state in a ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from Arkansas after a strain of avian influenza was found at a Scott County farm in June, a state official said. Russia, Japan, Turkey, Hong Kong and in the U.S., Mississippi and Georgia, already placed a ban on the products at the end of last month.   08/11/2013

H7N9 bird flu virus capable of airborne transmission
One strain of the H7N9 bird flu virus appears to spread easily through the air between ferrets, which are a good model for how the virus may spread in humans, a new study from China says. Researchers tested transmission of five strains of H7N9, all taken from people who got sick with the virus. ...One strain was able to spread very well it infected 100 percent of the ferrets who were exposed to it through the air.   08/11/2013

H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Developing Drug Resistance
Some strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant to the antiviral drugsoseltamivir (marketed as Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza). About 35 percent of the viruses were resistant to these drugs, while 65 percent were sensitive, the researchers said.   08/11/2013

US health leader warns of human-to-human H7N9 bird flu
There is no evidence that the deadly H7N9 bird flu has yet spread between humans in China but health authorities must be ready for the virus to mutate at any time, a top US virologist has warned. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), cautioned that authorities needed to be ready for the possibility of the virus mutating and spreading between humans. Researchers are already developing a diagnostic test to identify H7N9, along with a vaccine, with clinical trials due in July or August. [Right, the mutation will occur right on schedule, so US pharma-terrorists can make a killing on the vaccines they're making to respond to the pandemic that they created. --LRP]   04/29/2013

Lab-Altered H5N1 Flu More Infectious to Humans than Birds
A new study suggests a laboratory-mutated H5N1 avian influenza virus could pose a greater risk to humans than to birds, adding to concerns about the new avian flu strain that has emerged recently in China. Over a year ago, Japanese researchers created a genetically-altered version of the H5N1 avian influenza virus to 'explore the risk of' human-to-human transmission. They reported in the journal Nature in early 2012 that the mutated pathogen could be transmitted among mammals through the air in aerosol droplets -- for example, from sneezing. They conducted their experiments with ferrets, small domesticated mammals that are a good model for human disease transmission. [Right, US (and Japanese) bioterrorists are *dying* to get the pandemic party started, to make a killing on their deadly vaccines.]   04/29/2013

U.S. issues advisory to doctors to help identify bird flu
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it has issued an advisory to U.S. doctors that may help them identify any cases of the new bird flu virus known as H7N9, but stressed that no cases have been found in the United States. So far, the new strain of bird flu that has infected 16 people in China and killed six has not been shown to be capable of transmission from person to person, CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters on a teleconference.   04/07/2013

New Bird Flu Seen Having Some Markers of Airborne Killer
The new bird influenza that’s killed six people in eastern China has some of the genetic hallmarks of an easily transmissible virus, according to the scientist who showed how H5N1 avian flu could become airborne. The H7N9 strain, which is a new virus formed as a result of two others merging their genetic material [by its creators], has features of viruses that are known to jump easily from birds to mammals, and a mutation that may help it attach to cells in the respiratory tract, said Ron Fouchier, a professor of molecular virology at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, in a telephone interview yesterday. "That’s certainly not good news," said Fouchier, who reviewed a gene sequencing of H7N9 published by Chinese health authorities. "This virus really doesn’t look like a bird virus anymore; it looks like a mammalian virus."   04/07/2013

Rotterdam scientists created mutant bird flu viruses in laboratory
Scientists in the Dutch city of Rotterdam know precisely what it takes for a bird flu to mutate into a potential human pandemic strain--because they've created just such mutant viruses in the laboratory. So as they watch with some trepidation the emergence in China of a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans, they also argue it vindicates their controversial decision to conduct these risky experiments despite fierce opposition. Above all else, what the world needs to know about this new strain of H7N9 bird flu is how likely it is to be able to spread efficiently among human populations. Above all else, what the world needs to know about this new strain of H7N9 bird flu is how likely it is to be able to spread efficiently among human populations. [Right, and US pharma-terrorists are dying to make a killing on the(ir) next pandemic.]   04/07/2013

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