Latest avian 'flu hysteria

Subject: Latest avian 'flu hysteria
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 18:02:31 +1000
Hi All,
Cross-posting from EBN

In view of the current paranoia about bird flu in the Gulf I thought you might be
interested in the following stories

in this contribution copied to Mike Jennings by Barbara Couldrey in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

Hello Mike,

Thought you may be interested in a quote from an article which appeared in the "Khaleej
Times" on Wednesday, 26 October.  The article was headed "No bird flu on our poultry farms":

"..Meanwhile, a large number of people living along the emirate's seashore have called on
the authorities to help them get rid of the migratory birds in the area.  A large number
of migratory birds, flying in from the northern hemisphere, flock the RAK shores in winter
every year.  UAE national Ahmed Rashid Al Mansowir called on the RAK Police Air Wing to
extend help to rid the shores of the birds."

The mind boggles!!

Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Qld
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