Bird Flu???

#1 Dec 9th, 2005, 03:07
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Hey does anyone know whats the deal wih Birdflu in Goa?.
Herad on the news there might have been a n outbreak...some lady saw these bird carcasses everyday and some fallin outta the Sky!

dunno anyone got any news?
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#2 Dec 9th, 2005, 03:27
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http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/...name_page.html

Think you mean this story. Not sure if it's scaremongering or not but it made the front page of a Sunday paper.
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That report says...

"The strain has already killed 67 people in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia since it broke out in 2003. A further 60 have been infected as a result of close contact with contaminated birds.

As yet, there is no evidence that the disease can pass from person to person. But if, as expected, it does mutate then experts fear it could eventually claim 150 million lives."

2500 people die every day in Africa from Malaria and we are worried about catching 'flu from an infected bird?

Time for a reality check...
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Tell ya this- media is so in love with the Bflu boogieman right now that once it is confirmable in India, the news will reach everywhere in seconds.
#5 Dec 9th, 2005, 19:35
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oh yes

I have seen a dead crow on the ground(a couple of flies around) close to the Mapusa Bus Stand....take care when you guys land
#6 Dec 9th, 2005, 20:38
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If bird flu is going to break out in India I would think Goa is not the most likely area - places like Bharatpur in Rajasthan or Chilka Lake in Orissa, where thousands of water birds arrive in winter from Siberia, are probably more prone.

Here in UK we have been asked to look out for unusual numbers of dead birds on the nature reserve we warden on. There is nothing sinister about the odd dead bird around - natural deaths. We all have to fall off our perch at some time.
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I'm going to tell my local crows to take good care, not to get cold, and not mix with any strange birds. I like my crows.
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