Monday, February 07, 2011

Ube comes down with the (bird) flu?

Workers in Tokiwa Park put up a warning sign (via Ube Nippo)
Video from KRY

On the 6th of this month, a dying duck was found in Tokiwa Park, one of Ube City's main attractions.  Preliminary tests have been made and although the bird has tested for the Influenza A virus, it is unknown whether or not the bird died from the H5N1 virus that has hit Miyazaki prefecture. The bird has been sent to Tottori University for testing and it will take about a week to get the results.

Certain facilities in Tokiwa Park such as the rest house and sports areas are still open to the public while others will be closed for the time being.

Ube Nippo
Information from Ube City

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