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H7N9 -The Unknown Virus: China’s Chicken and People Pandemic

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 21:51 PM
May 7, 2013

china-health-flu_poster2        Even as deaths from the H7N9 rise up to 24% of known cases, U.S. and international health officials don’t seem to have gained much more information about this death knell.  They don’t even know if China is telling the truth about how long the virus has been there, and exact case numbers remain illusive.

No one is sure if human to human transmission is present or possible.  It is known that a vaccine protection against the virus is not developed.  Moreover, while prior Bird Virus’ began in rural settings, this one started in urban markets.  And some suspect that market chickens caught the disease from common pigeons.

Alexander Abad-Santos of Reuters in ‘The Truth About Bird Flu Is We Don’t Know the Truth—But It’s Getting Worse,’ warns that scientists really don’t know very much about this virus.  The “grim reality is that China might not be telling everyone just how bad the disease has become, even as it becomes clear we don’t know how to stop it, and that it is the most lethal bird virus ever!

“Following concerns about a SARS-like “cover up,” China’s Center of Disease Control has stopped publishing its figures in English, just as the first new case of H7N9 popped up in the massive Hunan province—and on the verge of mainland holiday exodus.”

The Extinction Protocol (EP) quotes prominent virology experts in London who claim this virus has “several worrisome characteristics, including two genetic mutations that make it more likely to eventually spread from person to person.”

Colin Butte, an expert in avian viruses at Britain’s Pirbright Institute, told EP:  “The longer the virus is unchecked in circulation, the higher the probability that this virus will start transmitting from person to person.”li-china-bird-flu-04223198

EP’s associates also interviewed Jeremy Farrar, a leading expert on infectious diseases and director of Oxford University’s research unit in Vietnam, who “said the age range of those infected so far stretched from toddlers to people in their late 80s – a range that appeared to confirm the virus is completely new to the human population.”

Dr. Farrar continues:  “That suggests there truly is no immunity across all ages, and that as humans we have not seen this virus before.  The response has to be calm and measured, but it cannot be taken lightly.”

Apparently, this is one instance where science and international politics do not have the answers.  But God does!  As Rev. Repriestly advises in online Bible lessons it is time for Christians to renew their faith in God for physical healing:

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in The Name of The Lord:  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and The Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him (James 5: 14 – 15).”

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