The paranoia continues

The bird flu paranoia continues … Here is the latest statement from a senior Jordanian health official. Yes it is scary!

A senior health official on Monday said Jordan remains a high-risk country with regard to a possible outbreak of bird flu. "Jordan is like any other country in the world that is at risk of facing an outbreak of bird flu," Health Ministry Diseases Control Director Adel Bilbeisi told The Jordan Times yesterday. Bilbeisi’s statements contradict previous statements by other Health Ministry official who said the Kingdom was less vulnerable to a bird flu epidemic than coastal countries, adding that the possibility of an outbreak in the country was not high because of the limited number of water bodies.

"Jordan and countries in the Middle East and North Africa are among the high-risk countries… because they are on the route of migratory birds," said Bilbeisi.

Source: [The Jordan Times]

Ok, I’m officially worried! Allah Yostor!


  1. hatem abunimeh January 17, 2006 at 11:43 am

    I think that we are well beyond the paranoia stage and deep into the feeling of hysteria. New revelations indicate that the people who live in the same quarters where the chicken live should be extremely cautious as not to come in contact with the chicken feces, because they might get infected through breathing since the bird flue has some thing to do with reparatory system. I read another report indicating the Egypt is a lot more vulnerable than Jordan since the birds have a tendency to follow the Nile river. I wonder if this bird flu is going to turn like the Asian pandemic [SAR]. ?

  2. sabri January 18, 2006 at 4:09 am

    aha wala, allah youstor

  3. bilotee January 18, 2006 at 8:01 am

    the thing is, everything we could possible consume is tainted in some sort.
    the meat: mad cow disease
    the chicken: bird flu
    fruits and vegetables: hormones
    water: too much chlorine and sterilizers
    and the list goes on…
    what’s left?
    Allah youstour indeed.


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