While watching the news this evening, was informed that the bird flu has hit the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, which is very close to where we are. Not sure of exactly where when it says eastern, but just knowing it's that close is rather scary.
They haven't had any human deaths - only birds - but the thought of it coming to Bahrain kinda freaks me out. Not only do we have four birds of our own, but my FIL has lots of birds, including chickens, pigeons, parrots... and all kinds of other little beautifully feathered creatures.
I'll be interested in reading the papers tomorrow to see what Bahrain is saying about it being so close... because the last we heard it was in Kuwait and they were taking measures to keep it from entering the borders... but now... it's too close for comfort... I think.
I'd hate to see birds destroyed for the sake of keeping bird flu at bay and I really hope it doesn't come to that.... because there are so many ppl who sale birds here - beautiful birds - so I'm really hoping it doesn't happen.