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Case of H7N7 bird flu confirmed at a poultry farm in Lancashire, the government says

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posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 03:57 AM
From the BBC but no actual details yet - just the headline.

But from an earlier article when it was just suspected:

All birds at the farm in Goosnargh, Preston, are due to be culled and animal movements have been restricted within a 10km "control zone".
Defra said the decision to cull was "based on the clinical symptoms and emerging laboratory findings".
The risk to public health was very low, a spokesman added.
"We have a strong track record of controlling and eliminating previous outbreaks of avian flu in the UK," he said.
"The outbreaks in Yorkshire last year and Hampshire in February were both successfully contained, allowing restrictions to be lifted at the earliest opportunity."

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:53 AM
I like to keep an eye on these kind of things so I don't wind up freaking when they hit the news as a threat to people. Good heads up.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 10:11 AM
a reply to: johnb

Seems to be one of these pop up on a yearly basis now.

If one virus don't get going another will.. possibly.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 01:02 PM
It's started to seem... some human faction maybe responsible for all these viruses that come out of nowhere.

Huge pattern the past two decades...

We have people, sitting in labs, who's job is, to create and experiment with microbiology and even virus construct.. store them in vials!

That can be used and injected into any animal or insect, which become the , a high threat to an ecosystem, which we are apart of.

Or birds just manifest these serious viruses for no reason.. Maybe that's more legit then the previous ..

Nile flu, Sars, mad cow, Avion, hiv/aides... so much comes out of the blue. Like the black plague.

posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:10 PM
yeah this is more of a scaremongering on here but does have some info

the bird flu on a Lancashire farm has been confirmed as the kind which can infect humans, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced this morning. A cull of 170,000 chickens and turkeys has been carried out at the farm where the H7N7 strain - which can infect humans - was detected. But Public Health England insist the risk to public health from this strain is very low and the Food Standards Agency said there is no food safety risk. The virus is highly contagious among birds and can be lethal to the flocks. But it is a separate strain from the deadly H5N1 which has killed hundreds of people across the world. A six-mile surveillance zone and an inner 1.8-mile protection zone have been put in place around the farm near the village of Goosnargh and humane culling of 170,000 chickens and turkeys at the farm is continuing, officials said.


posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:16 PM
I think we've mostly adapted through some of these major risks. The notion was that with hyperconnectivity, we'd not be able to contain it. Okay so let's suppose that has been the case going on a quarter century to a half century of mass air travel. Well guess what, we're still here. How many cases never been told? How many never infected, but carriers? We're not gonna hear that. We did, however, hear of these "superbugs" going on for last 20 or so years. Yea, well maybe we're becoming super humans or something, cause it seems unless you got the genetic poo end of the stick and/or are already immune compromised, we are coming into contact with all sorts of nasties pretty much non-stop and keep roaming this Earth.

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