China was without doubt prepared to shake the world and all signs started when a highly pathogenic strain of the H5N1 bird flu was first been reported in China’s Hunan province by Chinese officials. Reuters were the first ones to report this 2 months ago.
Chinese Bird Flu
The outbreak was reported on a farm in the city of Shaoyang in the Hunan province, according to China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Of the 7,850 chickens on the farm where the outbreak occurred, 4,500 died of the H5N1 avian flu, Reuters reported.
The Chinese government said it culled 17,828 chickens as a result of the H5N1 outbreak, per Reuters. Per the United States Geological Survey, the bird flu is deemed “high pathogenic” based on its ability to kill birds.
“The designation of low or highly pathogenic avian influenza refers to the potential for these viruses to kill chickens. The designation of low pathogenic or highly pathogenic does not refer to how infectious the viruses may be to humans, other mammals, or other species of birds,” the USGS website says.
The USGS noted, however, that most strains of the bird flu are not highly pathogenic and cause few signs of disease in infected wild birds.
“However, in poultry, some low-pathogenic strains can mutate into highly pathogenic avian influenza strains that cause a contagious and severe illness among poultry and sometimes wild birds, and often death,” the USGS added.
Corona Virus Testing Grounds?
According to the World Health Organization, while H5N1 can be transmitted to humans, typically through contact with dead birds or a contaminated environment, it is rare in humans. The Chinese government said that Corona Virus that has literally torn apart the world originated from animals market in Wuhan City! Was that the testing ground of this now global man-made pandemic?
Was the birds flu really contained? And How was it combated in less than a week, varnished a bit then Corona Virus was all over Wuhan City and now everywhere in the world?
“The virus does not infect humans easily, and spread from person to person appears to be unusual. There is no evidence that the disease can be spread to people through properly prepared and thoroughly cooked food.” The mortality rate in humans is 60%, the WHO added.
The news comes as the Wuhan coronavirus, which is believed to have originated from a bat in the Hubei province, which is North of Hunan, continues to spread throughout the globe and has caused a Total worldwide 6,512 human deaths and infected around 169,086 people in almost 146 Countries/ regions affected.
Corona In USA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday that one of their employees has contracted coronavirus.
The first to test positive for COVID-19 from the agency, the CDC said the individual is in good condition and is isolated to prevent the spread of infection to others. Although CDC headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia it is unclear where the infected employee is located.
“This individual was not involved in the COVID-19 response, has not been present in the CDC workplace since March 6, and was asymptomatic at that time,” the CDC said in a statement.