12 February, 2011

Bird Flu (Avian influenza) in Tokiwa park

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February 9th. a black swan was found in dead at Tokiwa lake. The tests showed influenza 
A, H5 subtype, suggesting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus.
From 9th to 11th, except for Pelicans, 322 swans and 14 ducks have been slaughtered 
for preventing further spreads of Flu.  The swans came from Rotterdam in 1957---------
----- A sad ending.
Swans in Tokiwa park, Ube city
white swan
Black swans
-------------------- Keiji Hagiwara,   keijihagiwara@gmail.com