Erm… bird flu?

Yeah buddy, they tend to do that.

Anyway, who is excited for some new unprecedented times?

link to the article here

    • ZoomeristLeninist [comrade/them, she/her]@hexbear.netM
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      1 month ago

      how does someone who was bedridden for 3 weeks bc of an unrelated illness with no exposure to poultry or animals contract the bird flu? sure, its possible they got it from an unreported animal exposure, but the information presented suggests human-human transmission was a possibility

      • ziggurter [he/him, comrade/them]@hexbear.net
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        Bird-bird transmission (EDIT: oops, of H5N1) is EXTREMELY easy and requires pretty extreme quarantine protocols. If you track bird shit on your shoes, other birds can catch it from that for like a month unless it is properly cleaned and sanitized. (Source: have friends who work for wildlife rescue organizations that include birds.)

        Might be something like that? Or just a long incubation period?