Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Blood Transfusions Might Aid Treatment of Bird Flu

Here's an interesting article on treatment possibilities in the event of pandemic. Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Blood Transfusions Might Aid Treatment of Bird Flu Have any of you given any thought to how prepared you are for the possibility of pandemic flu? It seriously concerns me.

4 Comments:

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Sian said...

Hi Susan- back from long absense...
I must say that avian flu doesn't worry me too much, but funnily enough, we are talking about getting a pair of pet ducks and one of my stepsons is absolutely putting his foot down against it-- says we'll all catch bird flu and then we'll be sorry!

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Welcome back, Sian! You were missed.

I admit to being a real Cassandra about viruses, prions, etc. Still, I'm a firm believer in that old Boy Scout motto "Be prepared"! I actually have a box-load of surgical masks on hand, ready for the day! I know, it sounds absolutely loony, but to me it's just like any other 'insurance'. I'm not actually expecting a fire, but I've got fire insurance. I wouldn't blame anyone for labelling me 'paranoid' however. :-)

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Tom P. said...

I really don't care how sick the stupid bird is, there is no way I am donating any of my blood to a bird for a transfusion.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Susan said...

That's great Tom! I laughed out loud.

 

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