Fowl killed after bird flu reported

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The emergency order bars people from entering or leaving the quarantined area, and experts will visit every home to inform residents and to count flocks. All birds – even if healthy – will be slaughtered and their carcasses burned over the next four days. No human infections have been reported, he said. Bird flu was detected in neighboring Romania nearly two months ago, and Ukrainian officials scrambled to reassure this nation of 47 million that they were well-prepared. Worldwide attention is focused on the H5N1 strain. That outbreak began in 2003 in Asia, where it has killed at least 69 people. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KIEV, Ukraine – Authorities were culling and burning fowl Sunday in three Crimean regions where Ukraine’s first bird flu outbreak was recorded, an emergency official said. Ihor Krol, spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry, said more than 2,500 birds had already died of the virus, and authorities were killing fowl in an attempt to stop the disease’s spread. “People understand all our measures and are doing their utmost to help emergency workers,” he said. Samples were sent to laboratories in Italy and Britain to determine whether the disease could be the deadly H5N1 strain, which is being monitored for fear it could mutate into a form that is easily transferable among humans. last_img read more

Warriors welcome students, faculty from Parkland shooting at shootaround

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MIAMI – The Warriors gathered together for morning shootaround on Wednesday, and talked about more important things than basketball.Besides preparing for when the Warriors (43-17) visit the Miami Heat (26-33) on Wednesday, they also welcomed students and faculty from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Miami Northwestern Senior high school. Just over a year …last_img