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British Birds Under Threat of New Strain of Avian Pox


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

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- 698 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
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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Allan Yorkowita (445)
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.
 

Kye J. (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 (511)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 2:34 pm
Terrible. Is there anything that can be done?
 

Dianne D. (460)
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 S. (304)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:48 am
Humans are to blame for all the calamity in the world!
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:02 am
Noted.
 

John Gregoire (257)
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 (257)
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 (257)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:58 am
Here's a little better summary and more articles are referenced.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:58 am
here's the link. Didn't take the first time:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20425314
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:00 pm
and more:

http://www.zsl.org/science/news/avian-pox,842,NS.html
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:47 pm
One final link for those of you who want the scientific report on this avian paridae pox.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0040176



 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:59 pm
Poor birds; Their disease is dreadful. The British badly need vets everywhere.
 

Nancy Black (303)
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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