Birds of a feather, hopefully, stick together. Image Credit: AlaskaReport News
Tick, Tick, Tick - Viet Cluck-N-Quack [A-Mole] ... As in Whack-A-Mole ...
... and the clock keeps on a tickin'.
First South Korea, and now Viet Nam.
This from the AlaskaReport News -
Avian Flu Outbreak in Vietnam
AlaskaReport News - December 23rd, 2006
Bird flu has popped up again in chickens and ducks in Vietnam and Asian countries are scrambling to limit its spread.
"The situation is alarming," said Hoang Van Nam, director of the Epidemic Unit under Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thousands of chickens and ducks in the affected areas have been slaughtered as authorities try to limit the spread of the virus, which has killed hundreds of millions of chickens and at least 42 people in Vietnam since 2004.
"Our assessment is that bird flu is likely to spread far outside the outbreak confirmed localities," Nam said. "Once the virus spread to the environment, other provinces will be affected."
The H5N1 strain of bird flu is not easily contagious among humans, but people can be infected through close contact with infected poultry.
The virus has raised fears among scientists because up to 60% of people known to have been infected have died.
If Islamo-Fascism doesn't knock us off, this will.