Don't know if this is just a sick coincidence, but.... 2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of Asia. 2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian horse racing. 2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of people around the globe. Has any one else noticed this? ... It gets worse next year... 2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what could possibly go wrong?