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Flu FTSE tumbles as BA falls on bird flu concerns

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by melbo, May 24, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member


    LONDON, May.24 (Reuters): The top share index fell sharply on Wednesday, with British Airways among the top fallers as investors reckoned fears spread of possible human-to-human bird flu transmission in Indonesia may curtail travel.

    By 8:19 a.m. the FTSE 100 share index <.FTSE> was down 49.9 points, or 0.9 percent, at 5,628.0 to continue the recent trend of sharp gyrations.

    Adding to fears of rising global interest rates were concerns over the possible spread of bird flu between humans after the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that an Indonesian who died of bird flu after nursing his sick son may have caught the virus in a case of direct human-to-human transmission.
  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Um..... that and the fact that 13,000 people were quarantined....

    By the way... any more news on that??????...... :(

    Oh and the woman with Ebola on the airplane ???? sorry .... been busy lately.....
  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Time to avoid human contact yet? [peep]
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