just looks like a very slow day
post #441 of 688
3/1/06 at 5:33pm
Originally Posted by clam61
search bird flu under google and click on "latest news"
every day there is more and more...
here is just one. the bahamas. closer to the US
March 1, 2006 12:30 p.m. EST
Denise Royal - All Headline News Staff Writer
Nassau, Bahamas (AHN) –Health experts are in the southern Bahamas to investigate an unexplained rash of bird deaths. Investigators want to know if the deaths are related to the deadly bird flu virus that is spreading across the globe.
In the past two days, 15 of the island’s flamingoes have been found dead with no external injuries. Inagua is the second largest breeding ground for flamingos outside of Africa. It is located just north of Haiti.
Scientists from the Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Health will gather samples from the birds and then submit them for laboratory analysis. Bahamas National Trust president Glenn Bannister tell Reuters that he had never known of such a large number of bird deaths in the Bahamas at one time.
The H5N1 virus is endemic in birds across parts of Asia but has since spread to Europe and Africa. Experts fear it could mutate into a form more easily passed between humans and trigger a pandemic in which millions could die.
Originally Posted by murphra
Where is our PR? I emailed the company using their website information request option basically asking the same thing. Will post the response if and when I get one.