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Bird Flu???

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1. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Hi all,

im travelling the world next year starting in Singapore/Malaysia and Thailand in march

Is Bird Flu a big problem?

Ive heard rumours that it possible of wiping out 80 million before its contained

any help

chris

2. Posted by TKolb325 (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

I was worried about this as well, but I am still planning on going to SE Asia in April.

Basically, this Virus could go either way. Could be like spanish flu, and kill 100million, or could be contained with very few cases. Right now, it is getting a little shady, so just be careful when ordering chicken. Sook Sook. That means well done in Thai. Don't handle any dead birds, or raw chickens, and you should be fine.

Here is the thread I started a while back when I was concerned.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=15667

Good luck, and maybe I'll see you out there.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

I'm having flu now... not the bird one though. ;)

No worries, just come here and have fun. Bird flu is not a big problem here. You'll have other "worse" things to worry about than the bird flu. In fact, have you not asked about it, I would not have remembered that there's bird flu.

Just keep yourself away from all kinds of birds. They could be carrying the viruses.

Cheers,
Hien

p/s: The last part is just a joke. No, wait... it could be true.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hien - why do you keep making "quacking and clucking" noises?????

Check here:
Avian Influenza

5. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 11y

I got back from south east asia a couple of months back and before i went the whole bird flu thing was starting to come out and people were panicking.when i was having all my vaccinations I got chatting to the nurse about it and she basically put it like this that:there are a million of different flu viruses and you will only ever encounter a few of them in your life. she basically said you could walk out tomorrow get flu, but it most likely wont be bird flu, there are so many different strains of flu like viruses.her opinion was that when something like this starts and its from a different and specific source it sparks fear of an epidemic. She told me not too worry!!!!So i was reassured by her thoughts!!!If you think everywher is aware of it so quarantine is super tight.However theres no denying that it is dangerous and it has killed people so just be careful, dont get involved in aything silly with chickens!!!My Grandma, bless her, has now stopped eating chicken and wont have any turkey for xmas this year because one of her mates at the bingo told her you can catch bird flu!!!!thats extreme but she wont believe us when we tell her its ok!!!ha ha!!!!anyway, dont stress, just avoid putting youself in any situations and have a fab time!!!!

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Twinkle

... My Grandma, bless her, has now stopped eating chicken and wont have any turkey for xmas this year because one of her mates at the bingo told her you can catch bird flu!!!! ...

Tell your grandma there's a guy in South-East Asia who eats chicken almost every day!

7. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 11y

what do i do two of my chickens have died!!!!!!???????

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting mally.one

what do i do two of my chickens have died!!!!!!???????

Bury them or cook them thoroughly. I'm thinking a little honey mustard sauce would be great, unless you choose burial... Either way - no harm, no fowl!

Isa couldn't resist the joke and now leaves this forum completely!

[ Edit: Fixed quote ]

9. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

hiv pos tb etc etc. and there worried about in U.K. 1 BIRD DIED. WHAT A POLITICA DISTRACTION. look what's happening in the world . were suppose to have free thought and yet no one really think???
get pratical and get a life. ps the honey on the chicken was mmmmmmm;)