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Posted on December 23, 2007 by birdflunewsflash
Thousands of partridges which were being stocked in preparation for shooting by Portuguese hunters, will now be killed due to an out break of H5de, a subtype of the bird flu virus.
According to Carlos Agrela Pinheiro, the director general of Veterinary affairs, the H5de strain of the virus was found in the towns of Lourinha and Mafra.
In a statement, the the Portugese Ministry of Agriculture said that the two locations where the H5de virus had been found are used for breeding of partridges for the purpose of hunting.
The H5de virus is not usually dangerous for humans.
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The poor partridges on the other hand, lose out either way.
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If they are healthy, they get shot by the hunters.
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If they get the bird flu, then they get killed any way.