H7N9 transmits readily between pigeons and humans, yet pigeons are symptomless for the disease.
This fact makes the Feral Pigeon the near perfect bio-warfare delivery system, as both pigeons and humans comingle in high numbers in urban environments.
As such, unusual pigeon abatement efforts may be indicative of significant non publicized pandemic flu outbreaks.
Another harbinger indicating a potential high risk for near term pandemic flu outbreak is the use of adjuvants in flu vaccines (USA ONLY). Per the CDC, the USA has never used an adjuvant in either seasonal or pandemic flu vaccines.
Both these harbingers bare watching as H7N9 is 100% fatal without advanced life support, and 25% fatal with advanced life support. Given that there is only a very limited number of advanced life support bed space available, hospitals will be quickly overwhelmed. We believe this is the reason, that the Federal Government released a .6 Billion dollar solicitation for medical countermeasures.
The most cost effective, low risk, high value, counter measure we have taken is to purchase Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).
CHG is a surgical scrub which forms an invisible barrier on the skin and kills the influenza virus and corona (SARS) virus for multiple HOURS after washing with it.
Veterinary Chlorhexidine Gluconate
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