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The Basics On The Bird Flu Virus

Sep 3, 2008
People are rather confused over the news that the bird flu virus has now mutated to a less lethal but far more dangerous form. It seems like a contradiction. If it's less lethal shouldn't it be less dangerous?

The mainstream press isn't explaining this very well so let's cover the basics. In the history of these diseases, the most deadly viruses, in terms of the total number of people killed worldwide were highly infectious, not necessarily highly lethal. In the 1918 so-called Spanish flu, which really wasn't from Spain but that's another story of the virus did not have a kill rate anywhere near 90 percent, or even 70 percent.

Hospitals are breeding grounds for infectious disease like bird flu. Viruses also like to spread in hospital. Medical staff personnel are right there touching the patient and trying to help him or her. At that point, a patient can be convulsing and literally flinging body fluids around the room then blood, mucous, phlegm, saliva, is actually a very "successful" way for a virus to spread. This is precisely how some of these viruses do spread by putting the patient into a hospital and then infecting the hospital staff.

The bird flu gets more dangerous but less lethal
Now given all of this let's go back to the very beginning and talk about the World Health Organization's announcement about the bird flu virus. Experts of infectious disease say that the bird flu is now mutating to a less lethal strain and it has them very worried.

Hopefully this now makes perfect sense, instead of killing 90 percent of people; the bird flu virus is lowering its kill rate to an estimated 50 percent. This virus is mutating into a form that can survive inside a person's body without being detected and without killing that person.

Immune system is the best defense
Be healthy. If there were ever a reason to transform health, letting go of those old, unhealthy habits and doing something positive for the future of our health, this is as good a reason to find. Give yourself a strong, healthy immune system, so to survive the bird flu if it happens to come around.

A strong, healthy, fully functioning immune system will absolutely give a strong advantage over everyone else. If this thing ends up with a kill rate of 20 percent and meaning that four out of five people will survive this, one can easily be in the survival group if taken care of health starting.
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