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Travel and bird flu by Blairhoyle on 13 March 2006 11:09am
 
given the media doing everything they can to make the avian flu outbreak look as if we are about to enter the new black death - I was just wanting to get everyone's views on it.

Given that (according to sources anyway) you can only catch it by coming into contact with infected birds, I'm due to go to China and Hong Kong in June and would greatly appreciate people's views who have been in Asia since the outbreak and on how to keep away from it.

 
Re: Travel and bird flu by arty_farty on 13 March 2006 11:27am
 
wear a deep sea diver helmet?
also dont let birds land on you.
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by Spursfan on 13 March 2006 11:51am
 
Having an autoimmune disease, and having an apartment in Kusadasi where there has been an outbreak of bird flu, I am a little cautious to say the least!!

However, I am sure we'll be ok!!! *crosses fingers, toes and anything else*
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by arty_farty on 13 March 2006 1:06pm
 
i had this epithany while on Chingford St's footbridge. you could see almost all the way to CL but there was this big dark cloud over the city and i realised that the threat of bird flu was like that. a big dark cloud smothering everywhere.
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by Blairhoyle on 13 March 2006 1:14pm
 
so basically keep well clear of all birds and dont come into contact with them!!
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by pandab on 14 March 2006 3:02am
 
My attitude toward bird flu and travel is about the same as my attitude toward terrorism and travel ... Don't be stupid and take unnecessary risks, but don't let the fear of it freeze you into immobility.

I visited England 3 weeks after September 11, 2001. My family, specifically my brother and sister-in-law, was all for committing me to a mental ward for doing it, but I declared a State Department official was going to have to physically drag my butt off the plane before I would not go.

So far, I feel the same about the bird flu epidemic. I don't intend to be stupid about it, but I don't intend to sit at home and twiddle my thumbs until the world is 100% safe either. For one thing, that would mean I'd have to twiddle for a lllooonnnggg time <G>.

Pandab
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by perfectbitch on 14 March 2006 9:44am
 
Although I think the media has inflamed this situation, I have heard of pandemic resarch scientists stocking up odd things like tinned foodstuffs, batteries etc. This info was learned from a reliable source and not the media.
I am not that paranoid about it but I would urge caution and care. Keep your eye on the situation and don't kiss any birds. ; ). Linz
 
Re: Travel and bird flu by tucsonmike on 15 March 2006 1:10am
 
I'll worry about it when it happens. I will read the latest news magazines that show up today to get updates.
 



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