Airline stocks are on watch after new cases of the H7N9 bird flu strain were reported today in...

Airline stocks are on watch after new cases of the H7N9 bird flu strain were reported today in China, including a fatal case in Shanghai. Carriers (ALK, DAL, UAL) with routes to Asia could feel a short-term demand pinch until the issues resolves.
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  • markcc
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    Whose watch list is this? This is NOT SARS. The watch list should have mentioned that you have to come into contact with bird poop in China and that the virus is NOT spread from human to human like SARS was. SARS did impact travel to Canada as a result of easy infection.


    SARS slowed travel to Canada when a single person came back infected, they took her to the hospital and she went on to infect workers and patients in the hospital and beyond. The World Health Organization responded to SARS by limiting travel to Canada. In todays H7N9 outbreak, the WHO has not restricted travel as human to human infection is currently not possible. The WHO Story:


    For good info on this breakout, check here:


    For info on the SARS outbreak check here:
    8 Apr 2013, 09:31 AM Reply Like
  • RDLF
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    ALK doesn't fly to Asia.
    8 Apr 2013, 09:45 AM Reply Like
  • markcc
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    RDLF - I agree. With critical missing facts, including missing who put out this release, this "watch list", it is reasonable to suspect that this article may have been put out by a trader looking to suppress the price of airline stocks today. Seeking Alpha should be more careful before posting unattributed articles on here.
    8 Apr 2013, 09:54 AM Reply Like
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