200 cow-deaths spark apocalypse rumors in US

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New York, Jan 19: The year 2011 started off on a bad note with dead fishes washing ashore, black bird falling off the sky and many other strange phenomenon. These mass death of animals across the world continues to remain as a mystery.

To begin with, in Arkansas over 5000 Grackle birds dropped from the sky, then it was the tun of dead fishes in Maryland and later 50 Jackdaws were found dead in Sweden. Now in the latest mass animal death in Wisconsin, 200 cows have mysteriously been found dead.

The owner of the cattle told the Sheriff's deputies that he suspects that the cows died from a virus – most likely IBR (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) or BVD (bovine virus diarrhea), which can cause respiratory and reproductive problems, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reported.

The cause behind the cows death remained undetermined, the samples of the dead cows has been sent for the laboratory for the preliminary examination. And officials said that there is no risk of illness or infection spreading to other animals or humans.

Since New Year's Eve, the unexplained animal deaths continues to haunt the world, with talks of doomsday approaching also clogging the twitter world. People began to relate the mass animal deaths to the solar/lunar eclipse. Everybody began to imagine this is as a sign of the apocalypse.

While environmentalists took good use of the opportunity and decoded the incident as a message to human beings to stop polluting the environment and also to curb electro-magnetic radiations through cell phone towers that have been found to have long-lasting results.

However, Harvard biologist EO Wilson said, "These are not portents that the world is about to come to an end."

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