62 million could die from Bird Flu

I have gone on before about bird flu on this blog, but I do so because I really don't think that people are taking the problem seriously.

A BBC programme a few weeks ago said the biggest problem that will lead to the spread of bird flu and the death of many hundreds of thousands of people needlessly is ignorance, ignorance of:

1) What to do if it starts.
2) How to protect yourself.
3) How to stop it spreading.
4) Most shockingly, ignorance of the fact that a flu pandemic will happen at all.

It is not a question of "if", but "when".

Read the latest report on it HERE.

1 comment:

The-Best-Bird-Flu-Blogs-team. said...

I am afraid that you could well be right.

The H5N1 virus is currently growing at more than twice the rate of the last year, as far as the human fatalities are concerned.

So far, there have been 156 human fatalities (that we know of) as a direct result of the bird flu virus.

The point is, that this is a BIRD virus, which is NOT supposed to be killing any people at all!

However, on the positive side of things, if and when the H5N1 virus does mutate in to a human virus, an unprecedented amount of global medical expertise will be generated, by the scientists from around the world, working together to find a vaccine for the pandemic flu virus.

JM Tom