Sunday, January 28, 2007

H5N1 virus found in dead geese in Hungary

The EU Commission has said the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in dead geese in Hungary.

It is the first outbreak of bird flu in the EU this year. Tests were carried out after an abnormally high mortality rate was reported in a flock of over three-thousand geese. All of the remaining flock were killed.


The 20th century image of the astronaut is quickly being replaced with that of the anonymous haz-mat worker. Not only are we on the brink of massive planetary dieback, we're on the cusp of a new mythology with its own rites and symbols.


W.M. Bear said...

Sometimes I wish the damned bird flu would just freaking mutate and get it OVER with!

Mac said...


I sympathize. ;-)