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Bird Flu found in the UK
« on: April 06, 2006, 08:07:12 PM »
Only a few miles from our house .. the whole of Fife is being closley monitored for more infected birds after a swan was found dead with the bird flu bug ...Gawd ..too close for comfort .
Bloody hell !

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 08:32:15 AM »
Bird flu panic everywhere...  8O
When they found birds on an island just off the shore from Germany in the winter, I started wondering how the virus got there? And I came to the conclusion that maybe it had been there ages ago... Because until the panic set in, no-one has ever bothered about a dead bird. So how will we ever know if they didn't have the virus in them long ago?  :?

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 12:03:54 PM »
sure it wasnt just pissed Jock  :?:  :twisted:

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006, 08:25:08 PM »
:D  it might well have been pist   :lol:  

Uli your right im sure the virus has been around for ages too all over the planet . Its just now that its hit us in fife ( officially ) the place is on alert ... ahhh well it had to happen .
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 07:56:35 AM »
Jock might have been pissed as well...  :wink:   :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 09:03:33 AM »
:lol:  :lol:  yeh possibly Uli   :D

Ive got a sore throat today , allthough its not bird flu , just a cold ...BUT ill have to drink some cold red stripe later to cool the burning sensation down a bit , funny how a sore thorat can will a person to a can or two of red stripe .
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2006, 12:14:05 PM »
Saw the area around Leven was on alert in the paper Jock. 8O

...But it's okay they have just found that a strange lager beer called Red Stripe, I think the name was, builds up your immune system to Bird Flu.


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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2006, 02:57:33 PM »
building up my immune system as i type this TJ ..off to a party at 7.30 so got to get oiled before i go , well slightly oiled .

yeh its mad around here just now , police everwhere stopping trucks
e t c .

anyway - wheres me red stripe

Glug  8O
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2006, 07:20:25 PM »
Jock

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Ive got a sore throat today , allthough its not bird flu ,


You don't need to worry about bird flu, 'cos you're a bloke :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2006, 08:04:33 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Told you that Red Stripe would work Jock...

NEWS HEADLINE

Latest bird flu tests are all clear

8 Apr, 4:20 PM
 
Swans on the river Thames in Windsor.
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The Scottish Executive has confirmed that the remaining five of the 14 birds being tested for bird flu have been given the all clear.

Charles Milne, the chief veterinary officer for Scotland, said: "Those birds are confirmed as negative, they were not infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1."

Scotland became the UK's front line in the fight against bird flu after a native mute swan discovered more than a week ago on a harbour slipway in the coastal village of Cellardyke was found to be infected with the H5N1 strain.

Officials have said they are braced for a deluge of calls from the public reporting dead birds.

The Scottish Executive said officials had picked up dead birds from 22 sites in the area surrounding the initial case, with another eight reports due to be checked out.

Regional operations director Paul Neison said an extra 70 staff, including animal health officers, were working in the surveillance and protection zones around where the swan was discovered in the coastal village of Cellardyke in Fife.

Laboratories remain open over the weekend to cope with the increased number of referrals as they check for the H5N1 strain, which is potentially fatal to humans if they come into contact with infected birds.

Asked if they were expecting a sharp rise in calls from the public, the executive's head of veterinary operations for Scotland Derick McIntosh said: "We certainly are. We believe we're ready for that."

Experts are out in the field collecting carcasses, photographing them for identification and sending samples for testing, he said.

"As of this moment, we've got no positive results - all the results are negative."
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 08:42:22 AM »
Don't know about flu, but for a sore throat I sometimes try Irish Whiskey...  :)  And often it helps!  :o
Kids, don't try this at home... go out and drink your friends' whiskey!  :wink:
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006, 09:21:37 AM »
:lol:  cheers mrs F ! yeh i never thought of that before , im safe .

gawd i think i burned the cold right out me on Saturday night , we were hammered ... carols sisters party ended up a binge with whiskeys everywhere , mainly down our gob's !  

Irish whiskey Uli eh ?   is that the stuff with cream in it , like Baileys ?
thats OK  allthough never tried it for a sore throat before , thankfully my sore throat has gone now , BUT a baileys wouldnt go down too badly right now mate ...

Hmmm 9.20 am !  best ha :wink: ve some toast first tho    :wink:  :roll:

TJ all is safe around us now , what a palarvour over one swan ...the poor thing probably died in mid flight and got washed up on the Celladyke beach  anyways.

ho hum .
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2006, 12:10:44 PM »
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Irish whiskey Uli eh ?   is that the stuff with cream in it , like Baileys ?


No, just plain old Whiskey from Ireland (e.g. Jameson - I once visited the distillery when I was in Dublin!), you might also take Scotch!  :wink:
Baileys ain't too bad either, with the cream I can imagine it being helpful with a sore throat.  :)

Btw, I sometimes like a bit of whiskey even without a sore throat.  :D
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2006, 12:28:24 PM »
Have you tried GlenMorange whiskey then Uli ?    single malt i think ?
if not GET some .

YUM..

superb on its own allthough it has caused a lot of the locals to end up fighting   :?   great drink tho .
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2006, 06:50:33 PM »
I think I tried it at a mate - he was an "expert" when it came to whisky, he was buying expensive old stuff etc. So when I was lucky he gave me a little bit to try...  :)
I don't drink whisky by the bottle, so the one I have will last me for a good while but if I happen to see Glen Moran I might just buy a bottle later on... I hardly ever get aggressive when I drink, so there's no real danger of me starting a fight.   8)
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