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Crimea River

Postby Col Quisp » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:34 pm

This could be it, folks!<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-12/09/content_3900700.htm">news.xinhuanet.com/englis...900700.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- The bird flu virus found in Ukraine has been confirmed as the deadly strain of H5N1, a Russian agriculture official said Friday.<br><br> "This is so-called Asian strain H5N1 that poses a potential threat to man," Russian chief agriculture inspector Sergei Dankvert told the Itar-Tass news agency, referring to the virus found in Ukraine and sent to the All-Russia Research Institute of Animal Protection for testing.<br><br> Ukraine is also waiting for results of laboratory tests in Britain next week.<br><br> Ukraine recorded its first case of bird flu Saturday and the disease has spread rapidly across parts of the Crimea peninsula in the past week. Ukrainian officials said Thursday the bird flu virus had been confirmed in eight residential areas of the Crimea,where more than 30,000 fowl were already culled.<br><br> By Wednesday, the country's Emergency Situations Ministry had seized about 28,000 birds in house-to-house checks in villages in a sealed-off exclusion zone.<br><br> Experts fear the H5N1 virus could mutate into a new type, which could be easily transmitted from human to human and cause a pandemic. <hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br><br>And this:<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://en.rian.ru/world/20051209/42410553.html">en.rian.ru/world/20051209/42410553.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Bird flu virus mutation in Ukraine is unique<br>14:44         |         09/ 12/ 2005<br>        <br><br><br>KIEV, December 9 (RIA Novosti) - The mutation of the bird flu virus discovered in the Crimea, an autonomy on the Black Sea, is <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>unlike any other that has been found in the world and is extremely dangerous for humans</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, Ukraine's ICTV channel reported Friday.<br><br>The TV channel said 7,000 birds suspected of the virus had been culled over the past 24 hours.<br><br>The final word on the type of virus strain will be announced after the test results are received from Europe.<br><br>The Ukrainian leadership recently imposed a state of emergency in the Crimea. Poultry imports from the area have been banned and mass vaccinations of the population are under way.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Crimea River

Postby Gouda » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:45 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Poultry imports from the area have been banned and mass vaccinations of the population are under way.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> Wise to watch this very closely in the coming months... <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Crimea River

Postby Gouda » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:52 pm

Anyone have friends, relatives, contacts in the Ukraine? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Crimea River

Postby GDN01 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:37 pm

What are they vaccinating people with? There is NO vaccination currently available for the bird flu. If this is a newly detected strain, how did they get a vaccine already produced? <br>And how do they know which birds to kill?<br>And how do they kill them?<br><br>I keep reading of the hundreds of thousands of birds and poultry "culled" in "suspected" areas, and I wonder what this is doing to the eco system. More bugs and rodents will populate the areas, and could this lead to other health issues?<br>Are they spraying something to "cull" birds? <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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