Thursday, January 22


Why does this sound so familiar? A country whose economy largely involves exports of animal products denies, denies, denies that a disease hitting those very animals exists in that country - even as it becomes obvious infected animals are being sold to the public and sickening citizens, and many animals are killed to "control" the outbreak. "Fears over Asia's bird flu outbreak spiraled Wednesday as worst-hit Vietnam admitted that nearly 900,000 chickens possibly exposed to the deadly virus had been sold to the public. The disease may have spread to nearby Thailand -- a major chicken exporter that has repeatedly insisted it is free of bird flu -- where three people were being tested for the avian influenza. A mass slaughter of fowl was ordered by the government."
UPDATE 1/23: Thailand now admits the Bird Flu is in the country as people start dying from it.

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