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NEWS: Bird Flu Hits the UK

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posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by Snoopdopey
Scotland's too bloody miserable to have a pandemic

Na thats just the west coast, darn weirdos




posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by shots
Just curious and wondering if the officials are telling people not to handle any dead birds/swans found?


They've been giving out a number for months now, as well as telling people not to. It's just a case of not many people paying attention to them in the United Kingdom. Although to be honest, most people know of bird flu in the world if they go around poking dead birds and get it...

Karma...



posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 08:12 PM
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To be honest i sorta hope this bird flue pandemic thing happons.....sure millions could die....even me not that i care much for myleff at the moment...but i think this could be good for the world.....i really dont think it will hapon but i sorta hope it dose...its about time the world got a kick in the ass and opend its eyes.

Think of it....when millions die and when there is confusion and caos perfecttime for New World Order.....and i think that can be a good thing....the world needs a singel govermint to controll it.....when will people wake up and see the trouth.....lots of little govermints just isent doing enough when will people come togeather like in Star Trek and form a singel govermint...some sorta "Global Fedoration" or somthing.......i sorta want it to happon.

sry for bad spelling



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 02:03 AM
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Originally posted by StephenR
To be honest i sorta hope this bird flue pandemic thing happons.....sure millions could die....even me not that i care much for myleff at the moment...but i think this could be good for the world.....i really dont think it will hapon but i sorta hope it dose...its about time the world got a kick in the ass and opend its eyes.

Think of it....when millions die and when there is confusion and caos perfecttime for New World Order.....and i think that can be a good thing....the world needs a singel govermint to controll it.....when will people wake up and see the trouth.....lots of little govermints just isent doing enough when will people come togeather like in Star Trek and form a singel govermint...some sorta "Global Fedoration" or somthing.......i sorta want it to happon.

sry for bad spelling



Oooh, someone's going to take offence to that. They don't like NWO types round these parts....


Personally, I agree with the need for a One World Government, just throw my hat into the ring



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 06:01 AM
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StephenR, wise move eh? good for the planet if a few die? by any rare coindence, are you American?

there are suspected cases in County Antrim, Northern Ireland....i have family there,

say something smart next time



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 06:52 AM
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They are extending the cordon in scotland and 17 more birds are being tested:

BBC NEWS

Dan



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 06:58 AM
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no word of the test results from Northern Ireland yet...

still strange how it all came out quickly yesterday and slow today...



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 12:15 PM
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UPDATE<

6 birds tested in N Ireland DO NOT have bird flu tests reaveal,
and 9 dead swans in Scotland DO NOT have bird flu


This is at least good news so far,


These results are just breaking so links will take a little while...



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 02:18 PM
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As I mentioned earlier, there is a company in Weybridge, just outside London that tests on average 50 birds a week, and have yet to discover the H5N1 strain, I hope we are not gonna have a running commentary for every bird tested.

The media are very happy to have this event take place, now they get to speculate on different "what if" scenarios, until they can start reporting on people boycotting poultry......


[edit on 7-4-2006 by Koka]



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 03:39 PM
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i agree with the e-mail sent in to Skynews, viewer said that the bird flu was "made big news"



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
i agree with the e-mail sent in to Skynews, viewer said that the bird flu was "made big news"


Sick of it all myself. But it does mean when the sheeple panic, the price of chicken will go down



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 05:19 PM
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From what i am lead to believe,

The reason this is Bigish news in that the Dead swan turns out not to be wild but a domestic swan,

Which i here is bad news and that it means there is a source somewhere that may be a carryer and may not even show symptoms at the moment,



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by asala
The reason this is Bigish news in that the Dead swan turns out not to be wild but a domestic swan,

Which i here is bad news and that it means there is a source somewhere that may be a carryer and may not even show symptoms at the moment,



Seems like a reasonable explanation to me since birds are just now starting to migrate, something a domestic swan does not due.

It only stands to reason the carrier is not a swan, although I would assume a wild swan could also carry the strain.

One thing is for sure some bird carried it to the UK.

The most important thing here is that they now take precautions that will prevent contact with the domestic poultry industry in the UK.



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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Apart from a bit of additional info, what significance is the fact that it was a Mute Swan (non-migratory).

If it had been a migrating swan are we to believe that we were lucky to catch the first bird to fly into the country which had the H5N1 strain, and so have stopped the spread?

The powers that be can only advise farmers etc, to keep thier live stock away from wild birds, I see little point in cordening off areas as they have no way of knowing which bird has the virus until they get a corpse.

The only thing that can be done is to advise and monitor, as there is no way to control.



posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 07:49 PM
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At the end of the day what is the point of worrying about it, we are not in the posistion to change anything if everyone remains calm the whole country has a better chance of surviving this if it gos critical.´It´s easy for me to say that sitting at a computer in Peru. But i have faith in you UK, keep cool.



posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 06:51 PM
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well i live in edinburgh, other side of the forth bridge (5 mile from fife as the crow/swan flies) , and we here are kinda just watching on and keeping an eye on things hoping its going to go away.

to be honest, it COULD at any second mutate into a PEOPLE KILLER.

trust scotland to be the place it happens.


ps...my kids are a bit worried.

[edit on 8/4/2006 by shauny]



posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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I haven't seen much in regards to panic buying and hoarding. Are food prices going up in the UK?


Revealed: the secret No 10 plan to tackle bird flu food shortages


The confidential papers - seen by the Sunday Telegraph - show that a serious lack of long-distance- HGV drivers willing to go to infected areas is seen in Whitehall as a potential "pinch point" if avian flu takes a grip. The papers reveal government concern over a lack of preparation for a pandemic among the biggest food firms.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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and no im not american...i really dont care if you people dissagree with me as i dissagree with you.One world govermint is not to much to handel if you got the right people.

For the rest of you WAKE UP! THE WORLD NEEDS A KICK IN THE ASS! so do most of you...i want this pandemic to happon i want millions to die..if i have to then so be it i got NOTHING TO LOOSE! but life...and i dont care much for it at the moment eather...people need to change need to open there eyes!.

If you think the world is all good and happy and people are working on makeing it better and all will be well and good in a few years then please go step infront of a traine...how many of you actuley see the world as the way it is....SCREWED UP...ya got people blowing up building and killing people for the stupidest things..like religion.govermints lieing to the people and betraing them.

Ya got countrys all over the world with so many problems theay will never fix them...look at most of africa all you hear is war war war militas killing people civel war in countrys you probley never herd of people rioting and fighting the govermint all over the world countrys like north korea keeping people traped inside.china threting to take over tiwan or wut ever that little country is called..

Iran and this nuke crap....and big old america...cant forget them....srewed in the head!! over oil and govermint greed!money money money! power! oil thats it! might as well change the flag to a 100 bill on an oil drum...

sure there is good things people trying to make crap better like new energy plants and cleaner air systems and medicin...but its not enough you may think it is and willbe better but if the world was smart witch it not someone would stand up and make it right...i mean by force! if millions have to die so be it the needs of the many out way the needs of the few..

companys can easyley make cars more fule efficent and electric..that alone will change so much...but theay dont...companys dont go out of there way to change.....there is o many better ways to live that people are egnoreing....

maybe if this pandemic happons people will pull there heads out of there butts and realize hey we cant be lazy and screw the earth over forever we need to change!

world war 2 messed up so many countrys and so many millions of lives and wut happons afater? oh my god! people lerned stuff people got smarter (sorta)....now maybe if there was pandemic and millions died someone would have the balls to step up when all is weak and take over take controll and make everyone the same....NEW WORLD ORDER!.....

you will all get mad at me for this next part and i dont care at all for wut you say about it but hitler had the right idea (not all of it!!) when he forced nations to eather be with him or be taken by him he was smart! he took the world by force! you notice how all europe he controled was..oh my god ONE GOVERMINT!!.....he was wrong yes to kill jews and the whole onley white people thing was messed up by he was smart!

i look forword to the day someone else steps up to the plate with the balls to do wut he did (not the jew thing not one race thing) but controll all govermints make it as one!....you people are all scared to face the truth that the world is going to hell and someone has to change it or somthing

so go ahead get mad at me ignore me complaine about me hate me please!! get mad at me because im telling you wut needs to happon befor we really mess life up for everyone! for ever....

maybe some of you have the braines to see wut im saying...maybe not..i dont count on it but when it happons and million die i will be hear....i will come back and tell you all FINLEY! THE WORLD HAS A CHANCE TO GROW UP!

who cares if i spell bad you no wut im saying...most of the time...

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[edit on 11-4-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 09:20 AM
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Viral Menace


Originally posted by StephenR
i want this pandemic to happon i want millions to die..if i have to then so be it i got NOTHING TO LOOSE!

An interesting statistic: your post does not contain the word "flu" at all.

Perhaps it would be best to focus discussion more on the question of avian flu in the UK, and less on how much you want people to die.





[edit on 4/11/2006 by Majic]



posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 05:19 PM
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It turns out that DNA tests show the swan was migratorary.

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A dead swan found in Fife which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was a whooper swan, DNA tests by government scientists have found.


So its good news I think...


Dan



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