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Postby rama » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:39 pm

can the avian influenza life in tropic region?
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Postby victor » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:20 pm

well, I don't think that we can call a virus as a living thing... :?
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Postby chemistry_freako » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:46 pm

Haha, true true :)

But it can spread, for sure :)
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Postby mkwaje » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:17 pm

maybe what rama means is ..."live" in tropic region. But that doesn't make sense either. Of course it can, that virus can spread anywhere there are birds :P unless it cross the species barrier (and it already did in some mammals... cats, if I'm not mistaken), then it becomes even more dangerous. Living at temperate or tropic regions does not make a difference. Maybe if you're living at the polar zones... by sheer distance from everything else or the lack of transmitting hosts :P
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Postby victor » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:50 am

mkwaje wrote:unless it cross the species barrier (and it already did in some mammals... cats, if I'm not mistaken)


I think pigs also... :)
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Postby mkwaje » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:53 am

...cats... now pigs... this is getting scarier by the minute. Once these infected mammals can spread the virus airborne, then we're done for. Maybe, they'll find a new term for this, definitely AFV won't apply.
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Postby victor » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:27 pm

Yep, when this avian flu have a cross with human common flu....then it will be a nightmare for us...
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