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Old 8th April 2020, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Williams2 View Post
The scary virus ( before the big one ) was the H1N1 Bird flu, as I had visions of it travelling to other countries
by means of the seasonal bird migration - in fact wherever bird flu did turn up in the UK, there were lockdowns
of poultry farms with farmers losing whole flocks of hens, etc being put down for fear of the contamination
spreading.
I think you will find H1N1 was Swine Flu and there was a vaccine for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic

What you are referring to is H5N1.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza

I actually caught Swine Flu as I was in the UK for Xmas 2009, physically I am quite a healthy person but that flu clean knocked me off my feet for about 3 weeks and I didn't fully recover for around two months. That was bad enough, I dread to think how this virus could affect me should I catch it.
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