Friday, October 05, 2007

Funtime Friday!

Are we doomed? Make sure you read the complete story before you start your weekend. Cheers! ;)

The deadly bird flu virus has mutated and may infect people more easily if it begins spreading from human to human, according to a new study.

Scientist Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the H5N1 virus, commonly referred to as the bird flu, has mutated and can now develop in the upper respiratory systems of humans, which may increase the chances of the virus spreading from one person to another. More at FOXNews.com...


Thanks to DolfZone management trainee Michael J. Basler for the uplifting news.

4 comments:

wizzer said...

A.E.: we truly are doomed. This issue was addressed during a recent micro class I have and yes, people, you should be scared! The Flu Virus mutates each year, which gives reason to why you must get immunized each year. The Influenza virus is able to alter your genetic material, which sometimes causes those cells to become cancerous. The virus then migrates to your DNA, and replicates... even scarier is that the Influenza A virus is found in ducks, pigs, whales, horses, seals and CHICKEN... food sources anyone? Any antigenic shift could cause a severe pandemic!
bottom line: get a flu shot this year!!

Wrecking Machine said...

Or beat the flu every time you get it so your immune system can stand up to mostly anything that gets thrown at it.

Wrecking Machine said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-web_mrsaoct17,1,4016444.story?track=rss

I think this article pretty much lets you know how important it is to let your own immune system develop instead of doing all the work for it by popping pills and over using so-called 'vaccines'.

Dolf said...

Great article! However, you have re-ignited my germaphobia! Now I have something else to worry about!