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Author Topic: Poll: Bird flu  (Read 6956 times)

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Re: Poll: Bird flu
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2006, 04:07:05 PM »
"Load the shotgun, lock the gate and STAY HOME   Go catch fish and shoot game to eat, so no need to go into town or in contact with other people. "

 thinking maybe fish flu next


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Re: Poll: Bird flu
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2006, 11:34:15 PM »
DId you see the crews in Turkey in their protective suits? Going from flock to flock to flock killing birds. Do ya think maybe that THEY help to spread it across the country?
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Re: Poll: Bird flu
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2006, 05:13:33 PM »
When we had avian flu several years back, the inspectors would go from farm to farm to inspect the chicken flocks.  They had protective gear, but no respirators, and cleaned up after each inspection.

After awhile, the farmers started to notice that if their flock was clean, shortly after inspection the birds come down with the flu.

Eventually, a couple of farmers wouldn't allow the inspectors into their houses, but would bring the birds to them.  Those farms stayed free of the flu.

Bottom line was that the inspectors were infecting other flocks by breathing.  The virus was in their lungs and was spread to other flocks.  They didn't inspect too many flocks up close and personal.
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Re: Poll: Bird flu
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2006, 03:48:22 PM »
"Somewhat concerned" got my vote.  It will be more of a concern if it mutates so that it can be spread by human to human contact, of course.

I thought that I heard that it had been found in the migratory bird population in Canada, but I haven't heard that mentioned recently.  If it spread to the bird population here it might cause people to give some thought to hygiene around their bird feeders.       
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Re: Poll: Bird flu
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2006, 04:02:06 PM »
Oprah has been talking about it for the last couple of days. Part two is on today.
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