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Texas Man Catches ‘Super Bird Flu’ After Contact With Infected Cattle

Texas Man Catches ‘Super Bird Flu’ After Contact With Infected Cattle

The Food and Drug Administration is assuring everyone that it has stockpiles of vaccine for highly pathogenic avian influenza A [i.e., A(HPAI)].

Yesterday, I reported that American cattle had been infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu (avian influenza), which has decimated flocks of wild and domestic birds around the globe. The virus was also identified in the milk of dairy cows.

Since the first virus cases were reported in late 2020, the pathogen has jumped species, infecting minks and bears, wiping out the elephant seal pup population in Venezuela, and even crossing over into penguins. Additionally, two people were seriously infected by H5N1 in Cambodia (and a total of 6 human infections there have been recorded). Furthermore, research indicates the virus has mutated to target the brains of mammals.

A report emerged that a Texas man is infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza A [i.e., A(HPAI)].

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that a person in Texas has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, otherwise known as H5N1 bird flu.

“This person had exposure to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with HPAI A(H5N1) viruses. The patient reported eye redness (consistent with conjunctivitis), as their only symptom, and is recovering,” the CDC said in a statement. “The patient was told to isolate and is being treated with an antiviral drug for flu.”

This is the first case in this country to be linked to cattle.

State officials recommend that clinicians should “consider the possibility” of infection in people who have symptoms and a potential risk for exposure, including those who have had close contact with someone infected, contact with affected animals, or contact with unpasteurized milk from dairy farms with infections.

Symptoms can include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, fatigue, eye redness, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or seizures. The illness can range from mild to severe, and health care providers who come across someone who may have the virus should “immediately consult their local health department,” according to the alert.

Because eye redness has been observed in these infections before, health care providers like optometrists and ophthalmologists “should be aware of the potential of individuals presenting with conjunctivitis who have had exposure to affected animals,” according to the alert.

This is the second case of human infection with the super-bird flu. The first case occurred in 2022 after an inmate at a Colorado prison contracted the virus after direct exposure to infected poultry.

Besides the case in Cambodia, the only other human cases of A(H5N1) infection occurred in asymptomatic workers on a British poultry farm.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assures everyone that it has stockpiles of vaccines for the flu.

…[S]enior White House officials are closely monitoring the evolving situation, with the Office of Pandemic Preparedness receiving regular updates from HHS and USDA. Jeff Zients, President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, was briefed last week, said one person familiar with the matter, granted anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

The FDA’s top vaccine regulator said Monday that the U.S. maintains a stockpile of vaccines targeting avian flu.

“There are actually vaccines licensed in the United States for H5N1, and there are stockpiles where we believe that, if we needed to, they would be reasonably good matches,” Dr. Peter Marks said at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington.

Whether the federal government would activate more production of those countermeasures depends on how the situation unfolds, Marks indicated.”Just because of being on edge from Covid, there are a lot of people looking at what’s going on here, and there’s probably a pretty low threshold to pull the trigger here,” he said. “This is one case we’re a little luckier because it’s a pathogen that we know. We know what this is and what we have in the freezer, so to speak. We have a little bit of a leg up on at least getting started.”

Here’s hoping all cases in both humans and cattle remain mild.


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When will the government admit we have been attacked?

Will the vaccine kill another 17 million humans?

    BartE in reply to rduke007. | April 2, 2024 at 7:53 am

    Making stuff up eh

      Doood. Do you even VAERS? gtfooh

        Johnny Cache in reply to LB1901. | April 2, 2024 at 10:51 am

        Clearly you don’t even VAERS.

        First of all, VAERS is not a verification system. It’s a reporting system. No one has to prove anything, you send whatever you want. It lacks every condition needed for proper science. I don’t know why you are so (rightfully) skeptical about everything covid – except when it comes to this throw-whatever-at-the-wall system run by the same government you do not trust that is for some inexplicable reason now a gold standard.

        Second, there are not anywhere close to 17 million deaths reported to VAERS for covid vaccines. Not 10 million. Not 2 million. Not 1 million. As of the end of February 23, 2024, which is the most recent reporting, there are 22,327 deaths reported to VAERS since covid began. A little more than 1 million adverse events, whatever that is (it is whatever someone happens to send to VAERS. Evidence? Zero.)

        Does that mean none of those 1 million+ adverse events or 22,327 deaths were not caused by the vaccine? No, that’s not what that means. It means we truly do not know anything proper about any of these events.

        I pulled a death report at random, I swear to you this is what it says. Look it up yourself. Look any of them up, I don’t care. VAERS ID: 2173448-1

        Date Vaccinated: 2021-02-09
        Date Died: 2021-10-20

        Wait. What? Almost a year later?
        This person was age 84.
        At the time of death had acute COVID-19 (uh, wasn’t this person vaccinated?), anxiety, depression, atrial flutter, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, dementia, diabetes, emphysema, GERD, hyperlipidemia, hypertension.

        But yeah, the vaccine killed him 253 days after he received it, not counting all the other shit that killed him.

        Again, let’s go back to proper skepticism: I remember proper skepticism (from normal people, not the media/Fauci worshipers) about the lunatic reporting covid deaths. Car wreck? Covid. Gunshot wound? Covid? Fall down the stairs? Covid. For some reason, that skepticism is thrown out the window when it comes to VAERS.

        Either you’re skeptical or you’re not.

        The amount of lying and deception about covid and the vaccines is ridiculous. It’s just as ridiculous to pull numbers out of your ass like this. We will never know who died solely or partially from the vaccine. We will never know the actual number of adverse effects. We will never know the real number of anything covid, period. It’s lies and laziness all the way down.

          DaveGinOly in reply to Johnny Cache. | April 2, 2024 at 1:14 pm

          VAERS is a warning system, that best estimates show under-reports by at least a factor of ten. Although VAERS isn’t meant to show that actual problems exist, it is meant to signal potential problems so that they can be investigated. The problem is that VAERS’ indications that there were/are adverse reactions to the mRNA jabs were completely ignored because merely investigating the signals would have run counter to the “safe and effective” narrative, which was a political narrative, not a scientific determination.

          Valid concern over what VAERS has been indicating does not come directly from what it reports, but from the fact that what it reports has been ignored. If political and medical authorities thought investigations into VAERS’ signals would have supported the “safe and effective” narrative, they almost certainly would have conducted the investigations. The fact that VAERS was effectively ignored leads to a presumption (not unjustified) that investigations would not support the narrative. It’s not VAERS is considered a sure indicator of problems with the vaxxes, it’s that authorities’ non-response leads to a rational conclusion that VAERS is being ignored for a reason – defense of the narrative.

          Johnny Cache in reply to Johnny Cache. | April 2, 2024 at 3:01 pm

          DaveGinOly – Where are you getting the factor of ten? Sorry – at least a factor of 10? A factor of 10 error in VAERS is not 17 million deaths, it’s not 2 million deaths. It’s 220,000. Are you satisfied with that number?

          Why is the error rate not a factor of 11.5? 20? 100? WTF are you even saying? Where are you getting this?

          And please tell me how the goddam 84-year-old on death’s door before covid is now an automatic vaccine death statistic, almost a year after getting the vaccine? You cannot turn your skepticism on and off like that and be taken seriously.

          No one can prove shit with VAERS. Whether anyone acts upon the data collected is a separate issue.

          Also – I never said anything about the vaccine not being unsafe or ineffective. It is clearly ineffective, and I cannot for one second believe that no one was not affected by it somehow. Name a vaccine that affected no one adversely ever. The problem is finding those effects and the number affected.

          I want accuracy. Almost everything about covid has been a lie. I’m tired of our side being as lazy and stupid as the other side.

FWIW, the only symptom the infected person had was slightly reddened eyes. Of course, the Slightly Reddened Eye Virus of 2024 isn’t as catchy…or likely to cause mail-in voting.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to TargaGTS. | April 2, 2024 at 8:23 am

    >>Of course, the Slightly Reddened Eye Virus of 2024 isn’t as catchy…or likely to cause mail-in votin

    Wanna bet? When the bio-weapons research lab “accidentally” releases the GoF enhanced version of SREV-24 anything is possible.

    GWB in reply to TargaGTS. | April 2, 2024 at 11:49 am

    Yeah, they’re going to have to up their game to, “It could cause blindness!” In really small print, “If you also poke yourself in the eye with a pen.”

    henrybowman in reply to TargaGTS. | April 2, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    Coronavirus woodywoodpeckeri.

Fauci World has been doing gain of function again.

“The patient reported eye redness (consistent with conjunctivitis), as their only symptom, and is recovering…”

You know, if they’re trying to find another Election Day Quarantine Everybody Vote By Mail virus, they might want to cook up something a little more energetic. Just sayin’

    henrybowman in reply to georgfelis. | April 2, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    So far the only serious threat in that direction has been to gays. That’s a step backward for them.

    diver64 in reply to georgfelis. | April 3, 2024 at 5:57 am

    They are trying hard to gin up medical hysteria in time for the election. This must be the 10th story of “We Gonna Die” disease of some type this year. Monkey Pox didn’t catch on last year after it was realized by people that if you didn’t engage in unprotected gay sex you had a near zero chance of getting it so they revamped it and are trying it again this year with a new and improved version.

healthguyfsu | April 2, 2024 at 11:09 am

This right here is the biosimilar problem I worry about.

Annnnddd… Here. We. Go….

Quit snogging your livestock, people! Sheesh.

Since the first virus cases were reported in late 2020, the pathogen has jumped species, infecting minks and bears, wiping out the elephant seal pup population in Venezuela, and even crossing over into penguins.

Avian flu, obviously, primarily infects birds. Infecting “birds” means that it’s already “jumping species”, as birds are a class of animals made up of thousands of species. What is really meant here is that it has jumped classes (from Aves to Mammalia).

The statement “even crossing over into penguins” is peculiar, as penguins are birds (no jump to another class needed), so it shouldn’t be surprising that they’re susceptible to avian flu!

The_Mew_Cat | April 2, 2024 at 2:25 pm

If a H5N1 strain does become human to human transmissible, it is likely that the government vaccine stocks will only be sufficient for the bureaucrats, military, and the White House. No way they have 350 million doses.

And if it gets modified in a GOF lab, it will probably be made resistant to all known anti-flu drugs and current vaccines.

The FDA’s stockpile of this vaccine is from a 2007 development.
How soon before it is converted to this (2023 preprint) mRNA version?
Simply not going to expose myself to a vaccine type with limited research on safety.

Is the only damn picture of cows the corporate media can come up with is a bunch of dairy cows??????

No he didn’t. Stop pandering to the tyrants that want us to eat bugs and own nothing.

BierceAmbrose | April 3, 2024 at 12:03 am

You aren’t supposed to be doing that with cows. At least not without consent.

Oh, wait. Not Monkeypox. Nevermind.

NorthernNewYorker | April 3, 2024 at 11:24 am

“Super bird flu”? I guess everything is bigger in Texas!