1. Post #1
    Grimhound's Avatar
    April 2011
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    (CNN) -- A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.

    The virus could theoretically pose a threat to human health, they said.

    Harbor seals -- most of them babies less than 6 months old -- began appearing with severe pneumonia and skin lesions in September of last year, the researchers said.

    Over the next few months, at least 162 dead seals were recovered along the coast from Maine to Massachusetts, they said.

    Mutant bird flu would be airborne, scientists say
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/31/health...flu/index.html
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  2. Post #2
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    September 2010
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    :'(
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  3. Post #3
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    April 2011
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  4. Post #4
    N-not the baby seals... ;_;
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  5. Post #5
    SUPER SWELL FELLOW
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    May 2006
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    Noooooo :'(
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  6. Post #6
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    April 2005
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    Let's just hope it doesn't make them too sick to take out baby Osama.
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  7. Post #7
    Facepunch's #1 Huskybutt
    James xX's Avatar
    July 2011
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    Noooooo :'(
    Your avatar seems to suit at least.
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  8. Post #8
    I am a pasty white nerd who gets offended for black people because I have nothing better to do
    TheHydra's Avatar
    July 2006
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    nevermind, the article was formatted in a dumb way

  9. Post #9
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    September 2006
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    Noooooo :'(
    I hope the seal on your GIF will be ok.
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  10. Post #10
    Grimhound's Avatar
    April 2011
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    The really bad part of this (aside from poor baby seals) is that seals are apparently a really close analogue for humans when it comes to influenza pathology. Meaning there isn't that much of a jump before you have it mutating to be capable of human-human airborne transmission.
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  11. Post #11
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    December 2010
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    This is shitty, soon people will start getting infected, hope it doesn't become a horribly devastating pandemic.

  12. Post #12
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    February 2008
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    This is shitty, soon people will start getting infected, hope it doesn't become a horribly devastating pandemic.
    [Madagascar joke]
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  13. Post #13
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    August 2010
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    Wow, avian flu is like the asshole of diseases.
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  14. Post #14
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    November 2011
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    So first there is Ebola in Uganda and now Bird Flu.

    What next? Measles escape?

  15. Post #15
    LIVE LIKE A WINDRAMMER AS YOU FUCK
    Murkat's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Wow, avian flu is like the asshole of diseases.
    Birds in general are pretty big dicks.



    Just look at that asshole. He's just waiting for you to look away so he can shit on your car.

    Fucking birds.
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  16. Post #16
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    November 2007
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    welp, time to break out the clubs
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  17. Post #17
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    Dennab
    November 2006
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    Too think assholes bash their heads in. ;_;
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  18. Post #18
    hey
    Ownederd's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Birds in general are pretty big dicks.



    Just look at that asshole. He's just waiting for you to look away so he can shit on your car.

    Fucking birds.


    yeah man look at this bitch nigga he must run some brazilian drug cartel or something
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  19. Post #19
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    July 2010
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    Stop hating on the seal clubbers. It is a respected way to make a living. Besides, look at these demon eyes!







    (User was banned for this post ("Image macros" - Craptasket))
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  20. Post #20
    The Devourer of Souls
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    July 2011
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    One of those articles you really wish facepunch had some sort of sadface rating for.
    Putting hearts just feels wrong.

    Y u player hating on me Rhenae? It's like you just clubbed my little baby seal heart.


    Bitch.
    Cause two of your image links are broken bro.
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  21. Post #21
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    July 2010
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    Y u player hating on me Rhenae? It's like you just clubbed my little baby seal heart.

    Bitch.
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  22. Post #22
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    April 2010
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    ... not the baby seals
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  23. Post #23
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    May 2011
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    Baby seals make me cry everytime, they look too innocent and adorable to hate. I don't understand why they, of all species, get the motherfucking bird flu.

  24. Post #24
    OvB
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    March 2007
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    This is a baby harbor seal.
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  25. Post #25
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    April 2007
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    Something happends to baby seals and facepunch flips the fuck out
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  26. Post #26
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    October 2010
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    Something happends to baby seals and facepunch flips the fuck out
    it's almost as bad as with kittens
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  27. Post #27
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    this is literally the worst thing that has ever happened before or during my lifetime
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  28. Post #28
    Grocel's Avatar
    October 2008
    1,249 Posts
    So it's a seal flu now?

  29. Post #29
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    November 2011
    331 Posts
    Hey guys!

    Remember that whole 'Scientists create doomsday virus using Ferrets?' thing that was going on a couple of months ago! Where they determined that the virus was very close to being transmittable from human to human!!!

    Yeah, this is that same virus.

    Bird Flu is alarming as shit and makes Spanish flu look like...Some other less dangerous virus.

    FYI, we all gonna die.
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  30. Post #30
    I DRAW SEALS
    xxfalconxx's Avatar
    March 2009
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    Oh no!

    :(

  31. Post #31
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    December 2011
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    Anything but baby seals. :(
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  32. Post #32
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    July 2011
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    Why does everything bad happen to baby seals.

  33. Post #33
    Hi.
    Remember that whole 'Scientists create doomsday virus using Ferrets?' thing that was going on a couple of months ago! Where they determined that the virus was very close to being transmittable from human to human!!!
    Err, no. But carry on anyway.

    Yeah, this is that same virus.
    Huh, that's kinda bad to hear.

    Bird Flu is alarming as shit and makes Spanish flu look like...Some other less dangerous virus.
    Again, bad to hear

    FYI, we all gonna die.
    Shit
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  34. Post #34
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    March 2011
    4,301 Posts
    Birds in general are pretty big dicks. Just look at that asshole. He's just waiting for you to look away so he can shit on your car. Fucking birds.
    I remember walking home one day from school and bird shit fell onto my hair. At least I think it was bird shit.
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  35. Post #35
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    March 2011
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    this article, of all the news about the environment, made me realise that shit's getting pretty nasty
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  36. Post #36
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    October 2011
    431 Posts
    don't you guy realize? we need to kill them before they give us the disease!

    Edited:

    I'm so sorry baby seals ;(

  37. Post #37
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    April 2007
    1,245 Posts
    If avian flu has the capacity to close gaps between species like this, I think you should be worrying about other things than baby seals. This has the potential to be a huge-ass menace.

  38. Post #38
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
    17,928 Posts
    Damn penguins and their biological warfare.
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