Friday, March 03, 2006
Lack of Cooperation Promotes H5N1
H5N1 is enjoying unopposed growth as countries across the world infected by H5N1 have not cooperated with the experts fighting to control the virus. Wetlands International who is one of the organisations working against H5N1 has named Sudan, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran and Nigeria as amongst those who are choosing not to cooperate due to fears of what H5N1 is doing to their respective poultry and tourist industries. H5N1 has a similar reputation of destruction of poultry and tourist industries as the proverbial bull in a china shop. Countries with H5N1 face a dilemma of whether they shoot the chicken first or break the egg. Meanwhile H5N1 is quietly moving through the aforementioned countries saying hello to as many new found friends as possible.