Tracking Bird Flu with Google

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News from a Reuters article mention that poultry experts are turning to google to track and manage the spread of the bird flu.

From the report… The information will be used to help create buffer zones around an infected flock and contain the H5N1 strain when it makes its U.S. appearance. Of interest, The H5N1 virus that has infected birds and chickens in Asia, Africa and Europe and caused more than 120 deaths there is expected to arrive in North America this summer via migrating birds flying from Asia to Alaska and southwards.

Related to this, those of you interested in seeing the spread of Bird Flu via Google Earth, you may be interested in this post on the Keyhole BBS Finally, for more on the bird flu I suggest you also check out this blog.

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