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29th April 2009, 03:10 PM #61
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29th April 2009, 03:12 PM #62
No he didn't... From the WHO
Originally Posted by Theblacksheep
This means there has to be verified human-to-human transmission to be at this level... of either an animal or an human-animal influenza reassortant virus.
Phase 4 is characterized by verified human-to-human transmission of an animal or human-animal influenza reassortant virus able to cause “community-level outbreaks.” The ability to cause sustained disease outbreaks in a community marks a significant upwards shift in the risk for a pandemic. Any country that suspects or has verified such an event should urgently consult with WHO so that the situation can be jointly assessed and a decision made by the affected country if implementation of a rapid pandemic containment operation is warranted. Phase 4 indicates a significant increase in risk of a pandemic but does not necessarily mean that a pandemic is a forgone conclusion.
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29th April 2009, 03:29 PM #63
420000 dead in Britain alone. Suppose that's not too bad; except that it is the young (20-50) that seem to get it worst due to the immune systems reaction...
Originally Posted by TechMonkey
29th April 2009, 03:31 PM #64
I think that the mortallity rate is still higher in the older and younger generations. The transmission rate will be higher within that group because generally the 20-50s are in contact with a lot more people at work etc.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
29th April 2009, 03:32 PM #65
Funny that, it's exactly what my HOD said when I told her.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
Dunno, "Outbreak" style fuel-air bomb? That solve the problem for you?
(my apologies to all those living in or associated with Leeds)
29th April 2009, 03:34 PM #66
Not as I read it. Based on 1918, the very young still had childhood antibodies, and the old had antibodies from a previous outbreak of a similar strain, and were thus protected. The young & healthy were badly hit.
Originally Posted by Jamo
29th April 2009, 03:39 PM #67
This was based on the spanish flu epidemic which was rare for an influenza type virus. Thats not to say this one wouldn't be the same tho :s
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
29th April 2009, 03:49 PM #68
BBC - Horizon - Pandemic
Horizon programme about pandemics
29th April 2009, 03:59 PM #69
One of the teachers is off sick at the moment at my Wifes school after being in contact with someone who has recently been to Mexico on holiday. *cough*panic*cough*
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29th April 2009, 04:02 PM #72
If L4d taught me anything, you will need an auto shotgun, a few improvised explosives and always aim for the head just to be sure.
Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha
29th April 2009, 04:07 PM #73
Anyone else seen Doomsday?
29th April 2009, 04:07 PM #74
The infected woman from Birmingham is actually from Redditch which is just as close to me.... time to dig out the hazmat suit
29th April 2009, 04:13 PM #75
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