Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hellish and chilling.

But at least some governments are thinking realistically.

Home Office prepares for 'mass burials' if Avian flu mutates | 24dash.com - Health: "

A 'confidential report' has been leaked revealing that mass burials are being considered by the Home Office as part of preparations for a possible avian flu pandemic.

It contains the shocking statistic under a 'prudent worst case' assessment which suggests that 320,000 could die in the UK if the H5N1 virus mutated into a form contagious to humans.

That would lead to delays of up to 17 weeks in burying or cremating victims, the document - said to have been discussed by a cabinet committee - says."

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