October 27, 2005
News Video 169
Should We Worry
About the Bird Flu?
A goose stands by an empty bench in thick fog in London
October 17, 2005. British experts from the body that
discovered the flu virus in 1933 will travel to southeast Asia to
fighting bird flu and
other new infections(传染),
the Medical Research Council
said on Monday. Chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, said
a bird flu pandemic(流行)could
result in at least 50,000
deaths in Britain.
farmer, Stephane Letue, examines a chicken in a farm in
Janze near Rennes, western France, October 17, 2005.
Monday to balance moves to test for outbreaks
the deadly bird flu, with keeping people calm and
avoiding widespread panic(恐慌)after
the disease was found in Turkey and Romania.
on a train coming from
Romania's region where bird flu was
detected in Fetesti, 150km (93 miles) east of Bucharest in
October 17, 2005. Romania recorded no new cases of bird flu
after a mass cull(挑出而杀掉)of
and European countries on
stepped up testing of birds to prevent
the disease's spread. British tests showed on Saturday the H5N1
strain of the disease, which has killed more than 60
people and millions of birds in Asia since 2003, had
reached mainland Europe, identifying it in three ducks
found dead in a Romanian village.
Customs officer Dirk Bickel (R) inspects the luggage of
passengers at Munich(慕尼黑,德国)airport
October 17, 2005. Bavaria(巴伐利亚)has
banned poultry markets and exhibitions
with effect from Monday to prevent bird flu entering the
state Consumer Protection Minister Werner Schnappauf
said on German radio.
Workers prepare chickens at the Aia factory in Verona,
of Italy, October 17, 2005. No nation is prepared for a
pandemic, the U.S. health secretary said on Monday,
world health watchdog(监督人员)warned
itself at the expense(损失,代价)of
any major outbreak.