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British Birds Under Threat of New Strain of Avian Pox

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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A frequent visitor to British gardens is under threat from a mosquito-borne bird virus that is sweeping the country, say scientists

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Thursday November 22, 2012, 9:17 am
This is not the first article about England and its declining bird population. There was a story recently about the declining sparrow population as well.

michelle m. (41)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 1:04 pm
This is dreadful.Poor birds

Ruth M. (252)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:30 pm
Lets hope it doesn't become too serious!!!

Christeen Anderson (642)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:34 pm
Terrible. Is there anything that can be done?

Dianne D. (490)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:04 pm
This is so sad. I'm sure man is behind this disease somehow. Man is surely destroying the world and everything in it.

Ruth C. (261)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:48 am
Humans are to blame for all the calamity in the world!

Penny C. (85)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:02 am

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:39 am
I wish the article had better identified the viral strain involved here. I'm sure my british colleagues are working on this but the practicality of a cure is probably out of reach. Better they eliminate the mosquito breeding areas.

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:46 am
I've asked my British friends for more info and will get back to you when we know more.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:12 am
Everything that happens is caused by humans ,Because he ruined nature.noted,thanks.

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:58 am
Here's a little better summary and more articles are referenced.

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:58 am
here's the link. Didn't take the first time:

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:00 pm
and more:,842,NS.html

John Gregoire (291)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:47 pm
One final link for those of you who want the scientific report on this avian paridae pox.


Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:59 pm
Poor birds; Their disease is dreadful. The British badly need vets everywhere.

Nancy Black (308)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:17 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Sad to see that beautiful bird suffer so.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:40 am
sadly noted
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