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!