The Spanish flu, also known as La Gripe Española, or La Pesadilla, was an unusually severe and deadly strain of avian influenza, a viral infectious disease, that killed some 50 million to 100 million people worldwide over about a year in 1918 and 1919. It is thought to have been one of the most deadly pandemics so far in human history. It was caused by the H1N1 type ofinfluenza virus, which is similar to bird flu of today, mainly H5N1 and H5N2.
There is a fear it may morph into a drug resistant strain and have a very high mortality rate.
People with severe infection may need to be placed on a breathing machine. Experts recommend that persons diagnosed with avian flu be put in isolation.
This is a Pandemic now.
Experts warn that use of face masks does not provide adequate protection. Face masks only work when dry; after an hour or two the breath causes the fabric to become damp and then it does not provide filtration of infection. A face mask must be replaced every two hours and the one used disposed of or cleaned. The WHO have increased the level pandemic alert to phases 4 on a 6 point scale. Phase 4 indicates a "significant increase in risk of pandemic".
And not all surgical masks are equal. I've heard M95 masks are effective.
Anyone know the size ( microns ) of this virus?
The face mask must filter everything to that size.
The threat is so great that the White House spoksperson missed
the story about a Presidential Jet with Air Force Jets flying over NYC
at low altitudes.
There have been no deaths yet in USA.
This is temporary. There will be deaths.
This is the end of the Flu season, but this virus
has established its self in the population.
The question becomes can the out break be ended
before it morphs into something realy bad.
CDC has acted independently of WHO.
And their assessment activtivated
plans for a serious pandemic.
Stock up on food and water, etc.
Its to late to close the border between Mexico and
Now about the 500 lb gorillia in the room.
Was this a terrorist attack?
Paradigm Intel points to NO.
It would take a very advanced set up to create this bio. threat.
There could be reasons for releasing it in Mexico rather
But the backblast could cripple the attackers also
But that wouldn't bother Iran or terrorist.
A clear sign that this is an terrorist attack would
be out breaks in USA without connections to Mexico or
A concern is the terrorist obtaining the virus and spreading it
of keeping it going till it does morph.
Not a lot of information but Conflicker has apparently downloaded new instructions and a keylogger.
Certain Conflicker variants are apparently downloading new code and instructions via an encrypted Peer to Peer connection. According to Trend Micro the new code includes a keylogger and other code for stealing passwords and financial information.