Bird flu spreading in Asia

Bagchi, Sanjit
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1415
Academic Journal
The article reports on the widespread of avian influenza in fowls in some nations in Asia. According to the author, India was the latest nation to be affected by the outbreak of bird flu which the existence of virus has detected in 13 districts in the eastern state in West Bengal. Experts have attributed the outbreak to the smuggling of poultry from Bangladesh and inadequate culling initiatives. Meanwhile, the epidemic in Indonesia has become worst due to the increasing number of deaths. Swapan Jana, secretary of the Society for Social Pharmacology, stated that poor hygiene, close contact between human beings and poultry, and lack of proper medical care are some factors that contribute human death.


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