Dept. of Health: Don't drive behind flatbed chicken trucks

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by joepunk, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    Because of Chicken Bacteria

  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I'll keep that in mind the next time I am tailgating a truck full of chickens. :rolleyes:
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Someone needs to tell the Dept. of Health that AIDS still exists.
  5. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Well, the Dept. of Health has a pretty good idea about what infection control procedures it needs to advocate and bankroll insofar as AIDS is concerned.

    The chicken truck thing, however, may constitute an emerging or previously unknown health risk, and as such they are investigating it as is their prerogative.

    I don't mean to be snarky, but the Dept. of Health is really not going to make any major headway against AIDS until either a suitable vaccine candidate is found, or if regulatory/legal authorities empower the agencies to enact more novel approaches to containment or public awareness campaigns. Ethically, this is sticky business. We already know about as much as the Dept. of Health needs to know regarding transmission patterns and so forth with HIV and AIDS, the trouble is enforcing any of the known policies to an effective extent. HIV isn't really terribly complicated to control insofar as transmission is concerned, but it is those that slip through existing health guidelines (i.e. transplant recipients or blood product recipients) that constitute significant threats to the health departments. Most people don't need to worry about getting HIV and AIDS if they follow existing health department guidelines, at least in the United States and in most of Europe.

    We should all REALLY be focusing our attentions on biotech companies and the current state of the research regarding AIDS vaccines, which is fairly dismal. It is a complicated little bastard of a virus.
  6. cpjakes macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
  7. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
    if the bacteria is usually spread by food, should the warning be...

    Dont tailgate an open sided chicken truc then lick the windshield?

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