Monday, October 31, 2005

England a soft target for bird flu

Almost a month after the avian flu infected parrot died in British quarantine the Environment secretary has finally announced a tightening of the rules for quarantine.

The blame game has finished now with no answers to the question how did these parrots get infected. Taiwan was high on the British shoot first ask questions later approach to finding the source of infection. Of course this later proved to be incorrect.

So after being unable to find the source of infection, and after a month of twiddling thumbs waiting for the answers, some action is being taken.

The problem is that a months delay it too long in a pandemic outbreak to take action.

Times online