Are you a ferret lover? Well, if you are then you aren’t going to be thrilled with this next story. Luckily, I hate ferrets, so this story doesn’t bother me, well, not as much as it would have if I liked ferrets.
Maybe I should launch the story, eh?
Scientists have bred ferrets who can spread the bird flu or Avian virus H5n1. That means that they can catch it from each other simply by being in the same space. In otherwords it’s “airborne”. While it might be a little darkly amusing to think about national defense scientists worrying about bird flu being airborne…the fact is it’s a really scary proposition since humans are not immune to it. In otherwords, if it spreads from human to human like it is spreading among the ferrets at Erasmus University then we are all up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
It is a pandemic’s dream flu. It will tear through societies wiping out a third if not more of us. We will become infected and we’ll spread it by breathing or by touching things and like just like in the horrifying movie “Contagion” it will murderize us, just like it’s killing the ferrets.
Okay, to sum up,watch out for infected birds. But seriously, you must avoid infected ferrets at all costs! I don’t know why scientists chose poor defenseless ferrets, but with this virus everyone is defenseless. ( Even a ferret hater like me can feel bad for snuffly sneezing, ferrets that succumb to massive organ failure.)
Let’s not worry about the scarier scenario about scientists who are being paid by Governments to find viruses that will kill any life forms it contacts. That is something we should have expected in this brave new world. If you didn’t expect it you are an idiot.
No, what we really should be worrying about is some crazed terrorist group that gets it’s hands on the virus because they could infect some species like…um… tea cup pomeranians! Zoiks! If they set them loose on city streets then all the little girls in America as well as some of their relatives could be infected within hours.
Tips for the day:
Don’t go near birds.
Don’t go to foreign countries that are having outbreaks of bird flu.
Don’t worry about Government paid evil scientists.
Stay away from sneezing ferrets!
And last but not least, if you see dozens of cute tiny little puppies running around loose then really, back away slowly and call the authorities!