It gets ever closer, and what has Ireland done to prepare? I’d hazard pretty much nothing.
Romanian officials quarantined a Danube delta village of about 30 people Friday after three dead ducks there tested positive for bird flu — the first such cases reported in the region.
Agriculture Minister Gheorghe Flutur said the virus found in the farm-raised ducks came from migrating birds from Russia.
And while it is difficult for the virus to spread from birds to humans, authorities were taking no chances. They sealed off the village of Ciamurlia and banned hunting and fishing in eight counties in the region.
Romania also suspended imports of chickens and other poultry from 15 countries, most of them in Asia.
How long do we have before a mututation occurs?