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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Crof : Mexico: More comments on H5N1, now its Colombia!

A few days ago Crof at H5N1, published this article on his blog, exceprt :

"I don't know why Mexico's health authorities are so worried about H5N1, but here's a report from about anti-bird flu planning in the northern state of Nuevo León.

Jesús Zacarías Villareal, the state's health secretary, says that the bird flu virus has not reached Mexico, but the country is prepared to confront this illness originating in China.

He noted that while H1N1 arrived unexpectedly, a health plan is now in place to attack bird flu if it should appear in Nuevo León. The secretary said that what really worries him is the increase in dengue, which to date has caused 255 cases in the state."

Now a day later, the Colombians are crying out fowl with this report :

" Bogota's health authority is on alert for the possible spread of the H5N1 virus, a flu even more virulent than the AH1N1 virus, which cost the lives of over 200 Colombians in 2009.

Health Secretary Hector Zambrano said the probability is high that cases of the H5N1 virus, also known as "avian flu," will arrive in the Colombian capital city, due to the large number of foreigners who visit Bogota over summer vacation.

Zambrano advised the population to wash their hands regularly and see a doctor immediately if they have symptoms such as headaches, sore throat, cough, a fever and watering eyes.

Public hospitals are on alert for a potential outbreak of the flu."

My question : Is there something going on out there or are they just been alarmists?

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