Talk:Confirmed bird flu death in Nigeria

Latest comment: 17 years ago by Brianmc in topic Encyclopedic structure

Please note I have alerted people on the Wikipedia talk page that the death toll count is inaccurate by 1. I'll update the infobox when they update their article, and hopefully the map too. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:12, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Doesn't the death toll, we go by com from the WHO? DragonFire1024 17:18, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • Yes, which is now updated to 164. The corresponding section of the Wikipedia article isn't, and they don't have Nigeria in the table so it isn't a straightforward update to fix it there. Just give it an hour or two until someone who has the page on their watchlist sees my comment over there. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:40, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
I have a suspicion the total death toll should be +1, I did an update on the table and didn't see Nigeria among the listed countries. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:05, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • I've taken a closer look at this, the 164 figure is from 2 days ago, the Nigeria case seems to be new and not yet included in any of the stats released by WHO. That would mean the total death toll should be 165. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:47, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Encyclopedic structure edit

Although this article is extensive, I think that it sounds very encyclopedic (doesn't sound like a news article). It seems like the "Avian influenza" section is lengthy and some information is unnecessary. I think that it could be summed up better. Tell me what everyone else thinks. TheVault 23:23, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

From time to time people do a "brain dump" into a news article and you end up with a lot of encyclopedic information. Done well it informs the public, and I thought this wasn't to bad an attempt at that. If you want to cut parts from it you can, that's what wiki is for. I'm not too sure where you'd start on condensing stuff, but it doesn't seem unreasonable to want to do so. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
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