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Bird Flu

Lets see what your thoughts are on the possibility of Human to Human Bird Flu
If a vacine was available now, even if not fully tested would you use it.
I would
I would consider it
No way
What steps have you taken in the event of an epidemic
None
Stocked up on tinned food
Bought a mask
Stocked up on Tamiflu
Bought a gun
Joined a local malitia
Moved into the country
Other
How well do you think the private sector can handle the disruption to business if bird flu could spread human to human
What? We still have a private sector?
Its goose is cooked
Eat the rich - after all I am a meatheaded socialist who thinks all self employed people are rolling in it.
I just got a hip hop liurary grant from my friend Helen
Its okay. The self employed are used to enduring hardship.
What is the best way to protect yourself from bird flu if it mutates and no vacine is available
Wear a condom
Turn to Jesus
Staying at home or away from groups of people
Ride in buses
Take Tamiflu
Washing your hand under running cold water for at least 30 sec's after touching any surface which may be contaminated
Place large bottles of water in your front lawn
Not touching your face, mouth or noise with your hands
Place the back page of your telephone directory on the front door
Wearing a face mask
Giving really grunty coughs with your hands clear of your face so the germs can get well away.
Drying your hands after washing with a disposable paper towel
Avoiding all contact with any birds, their droppings or ponds in which they live
Boiling all water
Staying indoors
Disinfecting all commonly used areas such as door handles, toilet seats, sinks, key boards.
Insure all cooking utensils are well washed in hot water.
Recycling.
Insuring you have enough food, water and any medical needs to last the length of any curfue
How long can people carry the virus before showing signs of being infected
1 day
3 days
1 week
2 weeks
Remember typhoid Mary.
Normally a week but can be over a month
Normally 3 day but can be up to 2 weeks
Men can carry it for a week without showing symptoms but woman get cranky just about straight away.
Are people whom are carrying the virus before showing signs of being infected able to infect others?
Yes
No
After becoming infected – how long do you have to seek and receive medical treatment for treatment to be effective?
1 Day
2 Days
3 Days
7 Days
Men have a week. Woman need to get help straight away
How long can the virus survive outside on the ground – in say – bird droppings
Between 10 minutes to two hours depending on environmental conditions
12 Hours
24 Hours
3 days
5 days
2 Weeks
Under to correct conditions (cool and moist) how long can the virus survive outside on the ground or in water?
6 to 12 hours
24 hours
3 days
5 days
2 weeks
What kinds of animals can be potential carriers?
Purple Swamp Hens
Turkeys
Sparrows
Cats
Peacocks
Pigs
Finches
Humans
Domestic Chickens
What are the symptoms of H5N1
Coughing
A break down a skin tissiue
Headaches
Large pustulous boils
Sore muscles
Dizziness
Red Skin Rash
Fever
What is the current human mortality rate of bird flu virus of those who have been infected
5% - Same as the 1918 epidemic
10%
12.5% - including GST
20%
25%
50%
66%
75%
80%
100%
This poll was created on 2005-10-19 01:58:45 by El-Pres