Calm Before The Storm: Avian Flu aka “Bird Flu”

Can this be the start of another epidemic? The Russians have reported that they have found the first case of the “Avian Flu” in humans. It’s another word for bird flu but that doesn’t change the fact that it got out. It’s always scary when a virus gets out but I don’t think you can call this a virus. They don’t know if it can transfer between humans yet but so far it doesn’t seem likely. These are the times when I create theory’s because I have questions. If it’s not transmitted between humans, does that mean it can be airborne? The people who contracted the flu are feeling better which is a good sign. They say that they got it from the chicken plant. How does a chicken give off a flu? I have the answer to that. Bird flu occurs naturally, surprisingly. Birds get it from their poultry and can contact with it through their poop, contaminated areas and water. Does this mean that those plants weren’t doing their job with cleaning?

The first case ever reported was in 1996, and it was in a place we all know. I won’t be rude about it too much but it’s “China”. The first report was in China and it was found in “geese”. The first human case was in 1997 and then transmitted to 50 other countries. How is it possible that every new virus come from China? It happened from handling infected poultry. This is why sanitation is important.

History: Highly Pathogenic Asian Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus | Avian Influenza (Flu) (cdc.gov)

I believe this is a big deal because normally humans don’t get affected by this. The most cases were around 1,500 or more I believe which is a very small number. The good thing to come out of this is that they alerted the media before anything else happened. Unlike the Chinese, the Russians made it clear that there could be a problem but we don’t know much. If there is a problem, the smartest thing you can do is to alert everyone so that we don’t end up in a Pandemic like this one. I believe covid could have been fixed earlier if we would have known about it before but we didn’t. Thanks a lot China. I hope it doesn’t get worse because they did say that those people who were infected are getting better. It doesn’t sound too serious which is good but we don’t know all the information. Can this be the start of a new epidemic or are we overthinking it?

Story: Russia reports first case of avian flu in humans | Fox News

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