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October 18, 2005

Bird flu, ahoy!

Xeni Jardin:

More evidence of H5N1's swift westward flight. Snip:

Greece has become the latest country to report a case of bird flu as the virus appears to spread across Europe. Twelve swans have also tested positive for bird flu in a second cluster in Romania. And the European Commission has ordered urgent tests on dead birds found in Croatia. Meanwhile in Asia, the deadly H5N1 strain has been detected in sparrows in Thailand.
Link to BBC News item

Posted by dymaxion at October 18, 2005 07:45 AM

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There is a flu that has been going around in Turkey and Romania and is known as the Bird Flu and a lots of people are getting the Flu and you can prevent from getting the bird flu by don’t talk to people who have the flu, try staying away from birds, get a shot and staying in your house. Europeans are trying to take preventive measures while avoiding panic about a possible human flu pandemic. Scientists believe the virus can be transmitted to humans only through direct contact with infected birds, but they warn that the virus could mutate and become transmissible between humans.
The Commission has asked all countries to conduct tests to detect the virus on any dead birds they find.
In Germany, border and airport controls have been increased to prevent the spread of bird flu through illegal imports. Go to the doctor and ask for medication.

Posted by: victor at October 18, 2005 09:50 AM

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