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    If i get it first can I get an edu-geek mug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    You failed to read their clearly explained site or mark in bold the big 'OR' in your quote.

    Its infectedpig->human. There is still no proof it can transverse humans yet.
    No he didn't... From the WHO

    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    As I said above, the 1918 pandemic, although pretty bad, wasn't all that when the facts are looked at.
    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...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    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...

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    But that's only half of Leeds - what about the other half?
    Funny that, it's exactly what my HOD said when I told her.

    Dunno, "Outbreak" style fuel-air bomb? That solve the problem for you?

    (my apologies to all those living in or associated with Leeds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    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.
    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

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    BBC - Horizon - Pandemic

    Horizon programme about pandemics

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha View Post
    Funny that, it's exactly what my HOD said when I told her.

    Dunno, "Outbreak" style fuel-air bomb? That solve the problem for you?

    (my apologies to all those living in or associated with Leeds)
    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.

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    Anyone else seen Doomsday?

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    The infected woman from Birmingham is actually from Redditch which is just as close to me.... time to dig out the hazmat suit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Anyone else seen Doomsday?
    Yeah
    Awful film!

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