May 5, 2009

Preparations

As H1N1 (the current Swine Flu variant) starts it's journey through the UK we're hectically trying to get ready in time to measure its effect on sewage effluents and rivers:



This might not look like science to you...but the hi-tech part starts in the lab :)

For less snap-shotty water photos visit Watery Wednesdays, hosted by 2SweetnSaxy.

20 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

It looks like science to me. Anyone else standing in water that deep would have on swimming trunks. :-D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm not sure what's going on but I applaud the English for planning ahead. ;-)

Maggie May said...

Yeah..... well it has to be done. Our waterways are not too bad these days, are they?

Photo Cache said...

Same here, I don't know what's going on, but if this is for the prevention of something, then I applaud him.

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Thumbelina said...

I think that is what you call the "yukky" end of science. ;0)

Good shot!

Will said...

Interesting! Science in action. Nice shot.

Guy D said...

Great entry this week, thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pacey said...

I'm not sure too what's going on, but I think science really starts from scratch...and this is it. Nice WW post.

VALKYRIEN said...

Well - science or not - you are getting wet, and this is Watery Wednesday! What are you/that guy doing! Like others here I don't understand - but I am so glad some people do a lot of strange things to prevent others to get sick! Or maybe it is about the fish? That is good to! :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very interesting post. Information will always guide us along to the story of the picture and that is what photography is all about. It's poetry in pictures.

The Right Blue said...

Interesting, and -whether we like it or not - appropriate for the times. So what will you look for in the effluents? Viral isolates or something else?

The Right Blue said...

This is my second attempt at a comment - first try just seemed to disappear. If both show up, you are welcome to delete one.

I'm wondering what you will look for in the effluent in relation to the outbreak - viral isolates, or something else?

Ebie said...

"An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." On top of what everybody else is saying.

Gunilla said...

What are he doing?

I hope he don´t get wet
Thanks for sharing.

Gunilla in Sweden

Tulip said...

yes prevention is better than cure. nice entry and i think the one in picture is handsome. hehehe happy wednesday.

Tricia said...

Sounds like an important job!

mimi said...

such a unique and creative entry.

Regina said...

That's good..hope it will not spread out. Nice post.

Tarolino said...

Not sure what the guy measures for. Can swine flu get in the water? I guess it can and that really would cause havoc if it entered the drinking water. Planning ahead for any eventuality cannot be but a good thing. It's science allright.

susieofarabia said...

Seems like you're really on the front lines of the swine flue war!