Monday, October 10, 2005

sicken chicken

If you want to spook yourself out of playing with sick poultry from other countries, go here and read what CNN says about the bird flu.

Badness happens when diseases jump species. The Bubonic Plague-- SARS-- AIDS--

The Avian Flu is due a pandemic. A boy in Indonesia is thought to have come down with it. And although it's currently hanging out in southeast Asia, it's just a matter of time before it migrates westward into Europe, westward across the Atlantic to knock on our door.

I hear that it'll take four to six months for vaccines to be made for humans. But with the rate that the virus mutates, the vaccines would be of no use to the new strains. So don't count on any flu shot protecting you from the avian strain.

Still, no flu virus is fun. If you're in one of the priority groups, it's time to start thinking about getting the flu shot that's available. Ask your doctor if you can get one this year.

2 comments:

S.L. Cagnina said...

It seems the world is obsessed with death.

genderist said...

The world is obsessed with fear, not necessarily death.