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Bird Flu In The UK

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posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 09:39 AM
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A Suffolk farm, where 2,600 turkeys were killed by flu, has been confirmed to have been killed by H5N1. An area of radius 10km has been put on surveillance, with a 3km radius protection area.



news.bbc.co.uk
The avian flu which killed 2,600 turkeys at a Suffolk farm has been confirmed as the H5N1 virus.

That strain can be fatal if it is passed on to humans but experts said the outbreak was being contained and posed little danger to people.


They may say this is being contained and is of little danger to people, but we don't know when it could mutate to be fatal to people and carry between them. In fact, could someone not be able to carry the disease, rather than be taken ill by it, and then infect people later?

And if they have got the building sealed and secure, why do they need such a large area to be watched? The virus can be airborne, but surely then it could go anywhere, not just ten kilometers.

[edit on 3-2-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 11:08 AM
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Sorry m8 i beat you to the post...

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posted on May, 4 2007 @ 10:40 AM
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Anything happening in the UK at the moment. Im sitting in the ba terminal at gatwick airport, and just noticed new warning signs from DEFRA about bird flu on way to the departure gate. Is this just from the last outbreak or do we have another one in the uk that hasn't made the media yet?



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