In 2006 79 people died when a strain of the flu virus usually only found in birds jumped the species link and killed 79 people. This isn't Ebola frightening but H5N1 will kill most humans it affects. This week an H5 version of the virus broke out in Yorkshire at a duck farm and thousands of birds are being killed as I write. H5N1 and H7N9 have shown the propensity to jump into humans from birds and man has NO immune response. There may be more such threats in the future involving other animals including cats. Beware and take care. The problem is if a cat eats a bird so infected and takes that virus home who knows what the consequences may be.
Labels: Bird flu and cat flu kills