"Scientists from two universities are now in the process of publishing papers on how they weaponized bird flu, while the WHO says this information should not be made public in case it gets into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, the H5N1 disease has claimed some lives again in Asia, but authorities assure us the cases did not involve human-to-human spread.
The picture I get from all this is that if there were ever a true, deadly bird flu pandemic, it could only be the result of the kind of weaponized virus intentionally created by virologists like these- but has someone much higher up put them up to this?"
China: Bird flu death not from human-human spread
BEIJING (AP) -- The strain of H5H1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man cannot spread among people, a health agency said Monday, appealing for calm after the country's first reported case of the disease in humans in 18 months.
Genetic analysis indicated the virus spread directly from poultry to the victim, who died Saturday in the southern city of Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Disease Control Center said in a statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency.
"Though it is highly pathogenic to human beings, the virus can not spread among people," the statement said, according to Xinhua. "There is no need for Shenzhen citizens to panic."
H5N1 rarely infects humans and usually only those who come into close contact with diseased poultry. Scientists are closely watching the virus for any signs it is becoming more easily transmissible from human to human.
A 39-year-old bus driver surnamed Chen developed a fever Dec. 21 and was hospitalized Dec. 25, according to an earlier statement by city and provincial authorities. The provincial health department said Health Ministry experts confirmed Saturday that he was infected with H5N1.
Xinhua said health authorities still were trying to figure out where he was infected.
Ma Hanwu, vice director of Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention, right, speaks as Zhou Boping, director of the Shenzhen No. 3 People's Hospital looks at the documents during a press conference about a bird flu patient in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province.