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Another death from the avian flu has been reported in China, according to state media. The...

Another death from the avian flu has been reported in China, according to state media. The latest fatality brings the total to eight. What to watch: The airline sector has seen some of the hardest hits related to the health crisis due to demand concerns with Chinese airline stocks (ZNH, CEA) trading lower as well as a few U.S. carriers (ALK, DAL, UAL) heavy on routes to Asia.
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  • markcc
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    Its too early to panic! ..or even to count this into any investment.

     

    This is NOT SARS. For this to be a real threat, the poster should have mentioned that you have to come into physical contact with bird poop in China and that the virus is NOT spread from humans to humans like SARS was.

     

    SARS was infectious among humans, this one is not. 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: http://bit.ly/Zv1rtt

     

    For good info on this breakout, check here:
    http://bit.ly/ZJ7Yd3

     

    For info on the SARS outbreak check here:
    http://1.usa.gov/Zv1rty
    9 Apr 2013, 07:30 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    There's never a good time to panic, but this bears watching. Opinions differ on whether this can transfer human-to-human or via air contamination:

     

    http://bloom.bg/14TWKub
    9 Apr 2013, 08:02 AM Reply Like
  • markcc
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    Please read the whole article before you post it. Your article states "While there’s no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission, scientists are scrutinizing the virus’s genetic makeup for clues to the threat it may pose."
    Let me understand that Bloomberg, finds a single professor in Europe that reads an article published by the Chinese health authorities then comments on it. He says it is a mammalian virus. We already knew that before this article since it really killed people in China!
    The premise of the article is speculative. Can your next common cold mutate to be a killer? We have had millions of years for that to happen too and it has not happened.
    I suggest you cite better sources.
    9 Apr 2013, 07:25 PM Reply Like
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