News came today that the Avian Flu H5N1 has definitely hit our shores. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/6327193.stm What concerns me is the speed at which it spread: "The first deaths happened on Tuesday 30 January when 71 chicks died, said Defra. A further 186 died the following day and 860 died on 1 February. Some 1,500 died on Thursday, making a total of 2,617." Can you imagine what something like this could do in the human population?