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OPINION - VIEWPOINTS

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Is bird flu a real threat to local residents?...
Is bird flu a real threat to local residents?

'Councils are wise to prepare. The impact of a spread of a human strain, although a long way off, would

be high.'

Guy Holloway

Performance improvement manager,

Kettering BC

'Anybody who ignores the potential just needs to think back to the foot and mouth fiasco!'

John Harrison

Director of strategic resources, Peterborough City Council

'The only thing residents have to fear is fear itself. Unless, of course, they are chickens.'

Paul Masterman

Head of communications, Shropshire CC

'Bird flu is transmitted via contact with the virus in birds' blood, mucus or faeces, so ordinary residents should not be at risk.'

Dr Sue Lammin

Head of environmental & community health, Huntingdonshire DC

'The health threat may be limited, but this does not reduce its potential to cause harm through confusion and panic.'

Jan Britton

Environment services manager,

Buckinghamshire CC

'We must be vigilant. If it mutates into being able to be passed from human to human that is when the major problems will occur.'

Malcolm Dawes

Divisional director,

Property & Design Consultancy

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