Monday, February 20, 2006

Bird Flu H5N1 Detected In Selangor?

UPDATED: The Minister has confirmed the bird flu case and assured no cause for alarm.

I seriously DO NOT know about that. Do not shoot the messenger here. Just heard it from this Bernama news:

Singapore Suspends Poultry And Egg Imports From Selangor

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- Singapore's food security authority, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), has suspended poultry and egg imports from Selangor with immediate effect after receiving what it said is "information on the detection of H5N1 in kampung chickens" at a village in the state.

AVA said in a statement late Monday that the suspension of imports was a precautionary measure, in line with the established protocol between the veterinary authorities of the two countries for poultry imports from disease-free zones in Malaysia.

"The current suspension will not affect poultry imports from the disease-free zones of Johor, Malacca, Perak and Negri Sembilan," the agency said.

For further information, kindly enquire your Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health.

"Yeah, I know I'm cute but evil, but don't ask me; ask your ministers!" Pic Source- http://ryanduff.net/images/wordpress/chickenlittle.jpg

Meanwhile, check out the bird flu outbreak worldwide through Google Earth here.

OMGF! I just bought a dozen of free-range eggs here in the UK and now Blair is telling farmers 'to watch out and plan'? Should I discard them? Or throw them at Kelly?

Cluck Luck!

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