The government is lying about the bird flu. The epidemic is actually caused by a bioweapon that went out of control.
Poyo has a power.Popo is poyopoyic. It is the ability to be Poyo. It has the same provenance as the other powers, and because of this, if a cibopath eats him...
In the end, the solving of the comic's ongoing mystery will result in everyone with a food-related power losing it.By that point, the Vampire will have so many powers that the process will be fatal for him.