Monday, February 11, 2008

H5N1in 40 Districts in Bangladesh

Since March of 2007, H5N1 has now officially spread through 40 out of 64 Districts in Bangladesh. In the most recent outbreak, 12,000 birds were culled.

The country is still struggling to raise awareness and we still see reports of children playing with dead poultry and people disposing of carcasses without protective equipment.

The government is stepping up some measures, including increasing the amount of compensation paid and planning new laboratories.

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