Targeting the vulnerable areas seems to be the new modus operandi at Britain's farm ministry, with a view to evolving intelligent ways to nip a potential bird-flu outbreak in the bud, as a preparation before the autumn season.
The susceptible flock includes ducks, geese, swans, gulls and waders, seen as potential H5N1 disseminators of infection into British soil. The current plan will be to increase surveillance and testing in the areas frequented by migratory birds.
AdvertisementAccording to The World Health Organization, the virus has claimed nearly 143 people since 2003 in many parts of Asia and the culling of nearly 200 million birds.
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