H5N1 bird flu hits UK

February 3, 2007 8:58pm CST
Avian flu of the deadly H5N1 strain, which can be passed on to humans, has broken out on a poultry farm in Britain, causing the death of 2,600 turkeys and prompting authorities to adopt strict movement control measures to stop the spread of infection. The department of environment, food and rural affairs (DEFRA) said as many as 159,000 other turkeys on the farm will now have to be slaughtered. Are you scared by this news ? What precautions you take to protect you and your family ?
1 response
@lols189 (4797)
4 Feb 07
i get a bit scared when i hear about anmals with bird flu so since i heard of the breakout i will not eat meat until it is safe 2 do so
@AJMSmith (113)
5 Feb 07
You need close contact with LIVE infected birds to have any chance of contracting the virus. There is an as close to NIL chance of that in this case as makes no difference.