Avian flu

Subject: Avian flu
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 07:43:48 +1100
Yes, I heard the same item - one of the "experts" interviewed said there would 
still be migrants coming into Australia from east Asia at this time of year.  
This suprised me a bit - do we still get long-range migrants arriving this 
late?  If so, which species?


"Brian Everingham" <> on Wed, 21 Jan 2004 07:38:21 +1100 
> I was minding my own business, listening to ABC News Radio this morning,
> when a story arose on avian flu and its potential to inflict more harm
> than SARS. The story then reached the realms of the idiotic. A
> veterinary officer in Qld claimed we could have this passed on to
> Australians and therefore humans by migratory birds. Furthermore, the
> poultry spokesperson interviewed seemed to concur. I swallowed hard,
> fearing those dangerous Red Necked Stints coming out of Asia. the new
> Yellow Peril! Is our paranoia with no limits?
> Brian Everingham
> PO Box 269
> Engadine
> NSW 2233
> 0011 61 2 95209341
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Russell Woodford
Learning Technologies Assistant
Sacred Heart College Geelong

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