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July 10, 2007

Head-in-the-sand posture and bird flu

France, Germany, the Czech Republic and possibly Austria are the latest EU countries to have a recurrence of H5N1 (bird flu) in wild birds or domestic poultry. Last year also saw many EU countries afflicted, but until the UK turkey outbreak in February (see here, here, here and here) some hoped it wouldn't come back. Now it is spreading again. No surprise, really. Wherever and however it finds a place in birds it seems very hard, if not impossible, to eradicate permanently.

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Posted by dymaxion at July 10, 2007 10:21 PM

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