where's the dead crow? and how many of them?
I tot the health department should be in full alrert mode right now??
Seems like they are not aware of the H51N birdflu... or just tidak apa attitude again
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Shah Alam. Only 2 here.. Maybe should just pour tinner on it and set them on fire. At least the virus get cooked.
What do you guys expect the govt to do? Dress up in their space garb, arrive at the death scene, pick up the dead birds and run thorough tests on them?
That won't happen. It has been the practice to wait till someone dies and some Minister appears in all his glory to call it an isolated incident and appeal for calm and threaten to sue rumour-mongers for causing mischieve with the intent of disrupting public security.
Originally Posted by JackRyan1975
It is probably better to contact the media and let them know. Don't touch the bird or try to burn it, who knows if that would just make things worse.....
Apparently crows and jays are easily affected by diseases that kills birds. I remember that in 2004 in Canada, dead crows were a warning that West Nile Virus was in the area.
I hope we dont also have west nile virus here...bird flu I can live with
The world needs more Canada
Post the pics to the Star, they ran a story on dead pigeons or something, dropped from the sky in UTAR PJ campus.
it would disappear few days later. eaten by other animal .....
The Minister semi vilu said dun simply complain any issue through the media..should complain to the relevant department or the minister himself...!!!
The ministers and the department staffs are all talking Cock......The Bird flu virus should infects these cocks!!!
Firefly, post 'em here:
This is a stale news but then...... Anyone got this guy's contact? or Email?
Malaysia reports fresh H5N1 bird flu case
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Monday reported its first case of H5N1 bird flu since November 2004, with the death of 40 chickens in central Selangor state last week.
But Agriculture Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said it was an isolated case and that the public need not worry as no human was affected.
"Tests conducted confirmed the death of the free range chickens was caused by H5N1 avian influenza virus," he said in a statement issued through state news agency Bernama.
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Muhyiddin Says Bird Flu Case Isolated, Assures No Cause For Alarm
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- The death of 40 free range chickens from the H5N1 avian influenza virus at Mile 4 1/2 Jalan Genting Kelang here last week was an isolated case, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Monday.
He said the public did not need to worry as there was no death involving a human from the virus.
"Tests conducted at the Veterinary Laboratory in Petaling Jaya and at the Livestock Research Institute in Ipoh confirmed the death of the free range chickens was caused by H5N1 avian influenza virus," he said in a statement issued through Bernama Monday.
Muhyiddin, who is leading an agricultural investment mission to Dubai, said all 110 free range chickens in the area covering the four settlements of Kampung Pasir Wardieburn, Taman Danau Kota, Pekan Danau Kota and Kampung Belakang JPJ, had been destroyed.
The statement was made in response to a Singapore Straits Times online report that the island republic had suspended with immediate effect the importation of poultry and eggs from Selangor after H5N1 bird flu virus was found in chickens in a village in the state.
"Immediate and integrated action had been taken by the Veterinary Services Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and the Health Ministry to contain the disease and prevent it from spreading," said Muhyiddin.
Besides destroying the free range chickens in the area, he said, the agencies also took action to guard and keep watch on all exits in the affected area to prevent any free range chicken from being moved out of there.
"Action to disinfect all chicken coops in the affected area was also carried out while monitoring of the area and its residents was continuing," he said.
He urged the public to report any deaths in large numbers of all types of birds to the authorities nearest them.
called up to complaint about some bridge lights that is not working for almost a year to this office last week and until today dbkl has not taken any action, he promised to look into it last week but when i called back to check on the status he gave a reason was he was too busy with other things. Again he promised he will check it out on the same day...let's wait it out.
typical govt officer....'tidak apa apa' attitude.
Firefly, were you one of these callers reported here? They are giving you the same advice I gave you when you called me - DON'T BOTHER. Only when it turns out that you are right after all, then I will vouch for you. So if any government servant refuses to attend to your civic mindedness, get his name, note down the time and date of your call for it will be very useful when fry his or her arse.
Saturday March 4, 2006
Department flooded with bird calls
KUALA LUMPUR: The Veterinary Services Department has received more than 400 “bird calls” since Monday.
With staff straining to contain the avian flu scare, these calls have unnecessarily thrown enforcers off the track, as they were largely complaints about chickens making a lot of noise.
“I’m sorry to say that we do not cover those kind of problems,” said operations room director Dr Abu Hassan Muhammad Ali, adding that such matters were under the jurisdiction of City Hall or other local authorities.
Apart from complaints of the birds making a racket and neighbours rearing chickens, the department had also been deluged with calls to clean up dead birds lying in the streets.
“Birds die of natural causes. That’s normal. It does not necessarily mean that the birds had died of the avian flu. The complainants themselves can bury the dead birds,” he added.
“It is impossible for us to test every bird that dies outside the 10km radius (of the area affected by the flu).
“We do hope that the public will understand,” he said.
The calls received by the department also touched on whether it was safe to eat chicken.
Dr Abu Hassan said there should be no worries about having a chicken meal if it was cooked properly. He added that there were calls from Sabah and Sarawak too.
Many callers also complained about people keeping fighting cocks in their neighbourhood.
There are only about 20 veterinary staff in the Federal Territory to cover the affected area in Setapak and other areas beyond the 10km radius.
“Obviously, they have to work extra hours and be on 24-hour stand-by,” Dr Abu Hassan said, adding that culling operations had stopped for now.
Ahh...so that's what happens whenever there are signs of extra work for the govt...just sweep and bury them. Now they're asking the people to do the deed for them. Cool.Originally Posted by pcyeoh
Guess what, A group of grasscutters were cutting the grass there yesterday. They just picked up the dead birds and put it with all the collected grass.
What about cats? Can they get the bird flu as well. I have seen neighbourhood cats catching some of the smaller birds.
About crows, today they were plenty near my area (USJ12), all were alive and kicking up a ruckus, so noisy.
Will keep a lookout for any dead ones.