Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 27th, 2006
"Avian flu is affecting the poultry animals world over since first outbreak in 1997 in Hong Kong and has resulted in 92 human deaths and culling of more than 150 million poultry animals in Asia and Europe. The loss to the economy has also been enormous.
"Thirteen new countries, including India, reported occurrence of the disease in poultry, animals in February 2006 only, to the World Health Organization," scientists writing in the journal Indian Pediatrics report.
According to C. Lahariya and colleagues at Lady Hardinge Medical College...
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