Bird Flu Outbreaks In Bangladesh Require Long-Term Strategic Response

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Bird Flu

The bird flu situation in Bangladesh remains serious and the country will have to engage in a long-term strategic campaign against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in order to get the spreading H5N1 virus under control.

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The first officially announced avian influenza outbreak in Bangladesh occurred in February 2007; since then the virus has spread to eleven out of 64 districts.

Bangladesh is the second country in South Asia to be affected by the H5N1 virus this year.

"In response to recent outbreaks, the government and veterinary authorities have applied immediate control and containment measures in affected areas," said Joseph Domenech, FAO

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