Monday, February 05, 2007

Sick Bird Flew from Hungary?

The strain of H5N1 in Suffolk is the same as those in Hungary, and Bernard Matthews owns factories in Hungary.

While it not absolutely impossible that a small bird caught H5N1 in Hungary and flew against the wind all the way to Bernard Matthews' turkey factory in Suffolk and squeezed its way down an air vent in order to cough over his unsuspecting turkeys, it is rather more likely that the virus came over in infected eggs.

It is almost enough to make one consider banning cross border transportation of eggs, were it not for the fact that would be an example of unacceptable political meddling with the workings of the free market.

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