Skip to comments.‘DISEASE X’ FEARS Terrifying new strain of bird flu that kills over a THIRD of those who contract...
Posted on 06/15/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin
In China, the deadly pathogen has killed 623 of the 1,625 people which have been infected.
The symptoms of H7N9 include a high fever, cough and shortness of breath which can then develop into pneumonia.
Once the disease has developed, those infected develop acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and organ failure.
Older people, pregnant women and those with existing health problems are most at risk, according to the World Health Organization.
Bird flu can spread to people when they have direct contact with the infection
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People don't realize how primitive parts of China are.
But OTOH 60% or so survive.
Saw a program once; rural Chinese family had a hose hovering a few inches above their pig pen, (right outside their kitchen window. Yum.) that was positioned to enter the kitchen window, then under the stove burner. They used this to power the burner with methane, for cooking. It was on pbs, so, of course, there were no value judgements made, such as, “How can you people live in this filth and stench???” All presented as normal and proper. But then, like I said, I’m a xenophobe.
I wonder where the deaths are most concentrated vs the survivors. China has such an air pollution problem in and near their cities that many with preexisting lung damage due to pollution may be more susceptible to mortality than others who get the disease.
Do a Search pollution/china and scare yourself.
Somewhere I just read that 95% of the plastic in the oceans comes from 8 chinese rivers.
Smallpox killed 30%.
While that is true, there are and have always been people so stuck in fairy tale fantasies about ancient China that they refused to admit that China already had fully automated factories by the mid nineties, sometimes situated amongst the traditional sweatshops. Even when our engineers made trips over there and brought back production samples.
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