Bird flu discovered at Victorian duck farm (Australia)

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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Bird flu discovered at Victorian duck farm (Australia)


www.news.com.au

•Duck farm quarantined following the detection of bird flu
•Avian influenza "not a risk to the wider community"
•Ducks will be destroyed to prevent disease spreading

The virus found in birds on the two properties is a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) and not the deadlier form of the virus that spread through Asia, threatening humans and leading to a mass cull of poultry.

The two farms are about 25km apart in an area north of Melbourne.
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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So now, the Bird Flu has appeared in Australia, the first time since the 1990's. I don't care that they say it is a low pathogen strain, the fact is, they don't want it mutating, and since these 2 farms are 25 km apart, there is a good chance that the flu could spread and end up mutating somewhere in the wild, where there are no scientists to destroy it.

www.news.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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H5N1 is the bird flu to worry about right now - there are lots of other strains. The strain causing this outbreak hasn't been identified, but the experts are blaming wild birds - hopefully not on a flight path from Indonesia.



The source of the latest outbreak has not been confirmed, but officials believe the virus could have been introduced from wild waterfowl known to harbour influenza viruses.


Read more: www.news.com.au...



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Yeah agree with you there mate.I just hope that the flu doesn't end up mutating which is what they fear. So, this whole istuation is up in the air.
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

And it's not just bird flu


Here is why ...

Swine Flu Back With a Vengence?? (thread by madmax8 posted on 23-6-2010 @ 08:05 PM , reply by OmegaLogos posted on 30-6-2010 @ 01:58 AM) [ATS]


Originally posted by OmegaLogos

Explanation: S&F!

Swine flu outbreak in remote community [abc.net.au]


The Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control says there has been a swine flu outbreak in a remote Arnhem Land community.

The centre says 29 cases have been reported in Nhulunbuy, 600 kilometres east of Darwin, in less than a fortnight.

Dr Peter Markey says it is hard to be certain, but he believes the outbreak has reached its peak.

"A couple of people came into hospital but that was all," he said.

"They only stayed a day or two.

"So far there haven't been any serious cases with this cluster."

He says Aboriginal people with health problems are at high risk from swine flu.

"It still can be a pretty severe illness, particularly in those people with the other conditions - pregnant women and Aboriginal people," he said.

"They are the ones who can get seriously ill with it."


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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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Yeah mate


Sounds like a potential horrible flu season this year.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Flus always mutate - H5N1 and H1N1 have been infecting people and pigs for years now. No doubt some hosts have been infected simultaneously, and there already are a few hybrids around. The big one really is just around the corner. ...Maybe H5N1 will become easily transmissible; maybe H1N1 will become more lethal. Maybe something else entirely will pick up H5N1's lethality and H1N1's transmissibility. Who knows? But nature is truly amazing and terrorists are the least of our worries.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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oh no i live in Victoria
lol ill b fine as long as i stay away from vaccines and that tamiflu crap



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Just North of Melbourne?

Note to self; cease lip to lip kissing port Melbourne seagulls


Ahhh great, wait until winter...Melbournians love making a huge fuss over things they know next to nothing about! Wait until this reaches a current affair...not one TV show
makes me madder and feel more insulted.



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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if a current affair reports this god help us all



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:24 AM
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I reckon they will.





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