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NEWS: Plane Passengers In Bird Flu Scare

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posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 05:07 PM
EU authorities are searching for several nationalities who might have been exposed to the flu virus. A Thai man tried to smuggle two eagles into Belgium. The eagles were bird flu-infected.
EUROPEAN Union authorities launched an alert today to find airline passengers who travelled on flights with a Thai man who tried to smuggle two bird flu-infected eagles into Belgium.

The EU's executive arm launched its alert following confirmation yesterday that the two Mountain Hawk Eagles were infected with avian influenza, which has hit six Asian nations, killing at least 30 people in Thailand and Vietnam.

The European Commission said it had received a request from Belgian authorities "to assist them in their search for flight passengers of different nationalities who might have been exposed to the flu virus".

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

They say passengers´lists are available for the two flights concerned (Bangkok-Vienna and Vienna-Brussels), but the address details of the passengers are unknown.

Extremely dangerous since they could also spread the bird flu to others who might be flying all over the world.

posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 07:12 PM


The man flew on flight BR0061 of Taiwanese airline EVA from Bangkok to Vienna late on Sunday (24 Oct), arriving early on Monday (25 Oct), and then took Austrian Airlines flight OS351 to Brussels that morning.

The birds never left the quarantine installations at Brussels airport and did not pose any threat to the European poultry flock.
Customs officers and scientists who came into contact with the birds of prey were being given anti-viral treatment as a precaution.

[edit on 2004/11/2 by Hellmutt]


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