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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

Bird flu confirmed in dead swan
Preliminary tests have found the H5 avian flu virus in a sample from a swan found dead in north east Fife, health officials have revealed.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:41 PM

Saw that!! f*ck them! they aren't touching my ducks!!

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 01:30 PM

I don't see what the big deal is with bird flu.....first it was SARS, now this. Even if it does mutate into a human disease, there ain't anything you can do to stop it - it's out of our hands. wink.gif
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 01:37 PM

I wouldn't worry about many people catching it here, no one really gets close enough in this country.
It's more the fact that theres a fair chance that we're going to have to kill a lot of our hens/ducks which is quite sad really. They're sort of half pets, the ducks are a rarish breed so are worth a few hundred quid and theres no help in killing them.

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

Yeah, it's been confirmed it's the deadly H5N1 strain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4882946.stm

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:22 PM

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:36 AM

The good news - I'm not actually in the 3km exclusion zone (though I am close enough for it to take til this morning before they could work out whether we were)
The bad news- Animal health are here right now. And we haven't managed to get all the chickens in/dead. The ducks were easy enough to sort out, although they'll all get depression where they are. The chickens on the other hand will rip shreds out of each other if they all get put together and are a bit harder to catch.
I really, really need to swear at someone right now.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:05 PM

This was actually discovered 8/9 days ago but kept hushed up until now!

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE(dfx @ Apr 7 2006, 02:05 PM) View Post
This was actually discovered 8/9 days ago but kept hushed up until now!


Yes, the bird was discovered dead a week ago on Tuesday but tests were not confirmed until the last few days. Should the news agencies really report on every bird death? I doubt they could seeing as most are killed to be processed for food!

"The headline at 6 tonight - 2 pigeons found dead on Sauchiehall Street."


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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:24 PM

thats not the point thought the point is the public phoned in about a dead swan and it wasnt picked up until the afternoon of the next day. Ok, you can understand the lack of interest but its tihngs like that which lead to uncontainable epidemics

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:49 PM

From what I've heard (a mixture from our vet, the animal health guys and the woman whos been phoning up and telling us what to do with the birds) is that theres always swans dying, getting reported and then being ignored. Bird do have a habit of dying and if every one was picked up the world would probably go crazy.
Theres the possibility that it's been in the wild population for 2 months already, just no-one has noticed.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:34 PM

I was listening to the radio yesterday, and I found it all very funny.

"Advice to the general public - do not touch or go near a dead or dying bird!"

Aye, cos I do that all the time.

What's the betting I get bird flu. I'm always blooming ill, and it'd really put an end to a fab year. Haha!

Oh God, I shouldn't joke about this things.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:26 PM

yeah it really would put an end to ur year. literary

which wouldn't be good.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(ice_illusion @ Apr 7 2006, 05:49 PM) View Post

From what I've heard (a mixture from our vet, the animal health guys and the woman whos been phoning up and telling us what to do with the birds) is that theres always swans dying, getting reported and then being ignored. Bird do have a habit of dying and if every one was picked up the world would probably go crazy.
Theres the possibility that it's been in the wild population for 2 months already, just no-one has noticed.



Yeah i know but once it was in france it was only a matter of time before it came here so i assumed there was something of a high alert type thing

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:16 AM

Complacency is the last thing you want when bird flu is staring you in the face like J Lo's rear.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:21 AM

SARS, anyone...?

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:08 AM

Anyone hear about the secret report that says the government were planning mass graves to be dug and expect 45000 deaths. That worries me. The fact i have a fear of birds may work to my advantage tho mwahahahahaha. Unlucky having to kill all your pet ducks though that is harsh but must have bee fun in a way
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:37 AM

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I don't see what the big deal is with bird flu.....first it was SARS, now this. Even if it does mutate into a human disease, there ain't anything you can do to stop it - it's out of our hands. wink.gif


QUOTE(The Wedge Effect @ Apr 8 2006, 11:21 AM) View Post

SARS, anyone...?


Good to see we're on the same wavelength. The media are far too controlling in this country, as has been shown with the panic and hysteria caused over such a non-event (for now, admittedly) wink.gif
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

bird flu, i've just hached out a bach of chicks, most are a rare swizz breed, if you wanna protect your flocks one of the best idea is to spend money out on the breeds on the in danger list, if the govrement get off there a****s they have to vacinate then first so you can get your flock vacinted but thats a thought not a fact. i'm not working due to the flock of geese on the back field and the chickens, bio sercutiy has been stepped up. i'm not panicking but these are stil lives which when born or brought we have to protect! sorry rank over i'm off to throw up!
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:35 PM

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