Monday, March 26, 2007

Bangladesh : Panic Grips Town As Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Poultry Farms

On the outskirts of Dhaka, the avian influenza virus has been detected on poultry farms, causing panic in towns and villages surrounding the farms.

The army was brought in to oversee the culling of more than 30,000 birds and the disinfecting of dozens of farms.

This report claims the outbreak threatens the jobs of some 500,000 poultry farm workers. Poultry is now a $2 billion industry in Bangladesh and is the impoverished country's fastest growing industry.

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