Hi .. I originally sent this story to you as well as Alex Jones. I have been checking everywhere since to see what I can find out.
So far I have found two interesting news reports. Here is what they say ..
Rapid Test to Detect Bird Flu in People Approved
04.07.09, 08:00 PM EDT
Results available in less than 40 minutes
This being posted on Forbes.com at www.forbes.com...
The second is worse news.
The Associated Press April 7, 2009, 1:22PM ET
Bird flu found on western Kentucky poultry farm
State and federal authorities are investigating an outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm in western Kentucky.
State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout said the strain discovered is "nonpathogenic or low-pathogenic" and poses a minimal risk to human health. Stout
said it is not the "high pathogenic strain" associated with human and poultry deaths in other countries.
Stout quarantined the farm, which produces hatching eggs for Perdue Farms Inc. He said some 20,000 chickens have been euthanized.
"It does occur naturally in wild birds and it can spread to domestic birds, which is why we have the occurrence in Kentucky," said Cindy Ragin, a
spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "This is something that is not uncommon."
Stout declined to identify the farm, but he said it is near Brownsville in Edmondson County.
"The state and federal government and Perdue are acting aggressively to contain and eliminate the disease," Stout said. "There is no evidence that
any infected poultry are in the human food supply as a result of this infection. We will do what is necessary to minimize the disruption to overseas
Already, Stout said, Japan and Russia have banned imports of poultry from Kentucky.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is conducting surveillance on backyard flocks within a two-mile radius of the farm.
"The people of Kentucky and our trading partners should rest assured that we are doing everything possible to address the situation," Agriculture
Commissioner Richie Farmer said.
Stout said a minimal drop in egg production at the farm was noticed in mid-March. Perdue's veterinary services laboratory took samples from chickens
at the farm and found antibodies for avian influenza.
Testing by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, resulted in a presumptive positive finding for the H7 strain. Subsequent testing
by NVSL and the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville confirmed the finding.
Stout said it was the first confirmed case of bird flu in Kentucky.
In 2007, two outbreaks occurred in turkey farms in Virginia and West Virginia. Some 25,000 turkeys had to be euthanized on each farm after the
pathogenicity avian influenza was discovered.
Bird flu is a virus that affects domestic poultry and some wild birds. It is spread by direct contact with infected birds.
At this link .. www.businessweek.com...
Minimal risk to humans!! - That part is good news. But it doesn't explain our mystery .. how could they know so far in advance what strain it is and
where it would be found?