Saturday, May 05, 2007

H5N1

Hmmm... As a carnivore expecting carnivore visitors shortly, it is not the headline that you want to read in the morning.

Bird flu was diagnosed near Accra...well about 30 minutes east in the port town of Tema. Who cares? I'm sure I wasn't the only person Googling "Avian flu symptoms" Friday morning.

Why? Well, let's just say that if my ability to avoid repeat bouts with poison ivy is any indication of my failure to positively identify and minimize exposure to the root cause, I thought I'd better get a crash course in H5N1.

So, from what I can gather, we'll likely be just fine. Afterall...
- We do not raise chickens or spend time in chicken shacks.
- The chicken I buy seems to be imported from someplace else far, far away.
- Apparently cooking thoroughly for some period of time kills any germs.

I'm not scientist or statistician, but in other words, I'm probably far more likely be riding my bike; swerve around a gutter chicken and get flattened by a taxi.

The sushi at Monsoon is fantastic though!

2 comments:

ruth said...

Hmm... Something tells me the "visiting carnivores" will not be enjoying sushi...

Greetings from Madera! I've been out here for a week - 10 days to go. Today I'm headed into Fresno for a couple of appts.

You would have liked yesterday. My friend and I took her dogs up to Sequoia Nat'l Forest to hike. They raced and froliced. I huffed and puffed. The cool crisp air was REALLY beautiful.

Brian said...

Sushi or fufu. Fufu or sushi. Hmmm... Better have some peanut butter sandwiches at the ready.

Madera, eh? Say hello to the vines. SNF sounds nice right now.