Posted by: 1of10boyz | April 25, 2013

China bird flu outbreak: 3 good, 3 bad and 3 very bad signs

I do not see lots of people wearing the little medical masks like we did with H5N1. So I think that there is a lot of truth to the difficulty in person-person transmission since the precautions most people are taking aren’t very stringent right now. None the less, not very out to the markets right now either.

China Daily Mail

Since the new avian flu strain H7N9 began appearing in China earlier this year, it’s infected over 100 people, killed 22, spread to five provinces plus Beijing and Shanghai and, as of Wednesday, is confirmed to have spread abroad to Taiwan.

How worried should you be about this? How serious is the H7N9 outbreak? The simplest and most honest answer is that we don’t know what’s going to happen next, either with the virus, which may or may not mutate and become more transmittable, or with Chinese and international health-care authorities responsible for tamping it down.

But there are some good signs, some bad signs and some very bad signs. Here are a few.

Three good signs

1.China is being unusually transparent so far. Ten years ago, as the deadly viral respiratory illness known as SARS first spread across China, the government did not respond well. It suppressed information…

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