posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 02:52 AM
Bob McCracken, president of the British Veterinary Association has warned that it is 'enevitable' that birds will bring avian flu to Britain.
McCracken has called for the 'stepping up' of testing in order to identify the infected birds as soon as they arrive in the country. He also says
that Britain should start taking steps to be more prepared.
European officials met in Brussels yesterday to discuss the possible threat of bird flu.
Bird flu is inevitably going to arrive in the UK, the president of the British Veterinary Association said yesterday - and there is a small but real
danger that migrating wild birds could bring us a highly dangerous strain of the virus.
As the government sought to play down the risk, saying that there was no need at the present time to bring all poultry flocks indoors, Bob McCracken
of the BVA said that it was vital that we remained on the alert.
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It was recently thought that there was little possibility of the bird flu virus coming to Britain. Now we have another expert warning that it is
enevitable that it will happen. Europe is certainly taking this possible threat seriously.
As many of you know I have been watching the development of this very closely. I hope steps are taken soon by the UK to at least prevent some of the
birds from spreading the disease. As McCracken says, it may not happen right this minute but it is very likely to happen in the future sometime. He
has also admitted to the government burying its head in the sand and downplaying the entire thing. So much for being paranoid!
[edit on 26-8-2005 by nikelbee]