March 10, 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen, the next Black Death, a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions, has reared its ugly head in the Far East, home to many pandemic viruses. This time it is not a 30 per cent death rate, it is an 85 per cent death rate. It is called the Cambodian Avian Flu virus.
Avian Flu has been around for centuries. So have other pandemics. But an 85 per cent mortality rate?
Let us not invent, let us use the World Health Organization’s communications:
Avian influenza – situation in Cambodia
9 February 2011 – The Ministry of Health of Cambodia has announced a new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.