Live bird markets a hotspot for avian influenza spread

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LBMs in Bangladesh are seen to be high risk places for the spread of avian influenza in the country. Close monitoring of slaughter practices and bird movements can reduce this risk.

A recent study in Bangladesh found that live bird markets (LBMs), especially dual-purpose ones where both wholesale and retail take place, are high risk areas for the spread of avian influenza, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ.

The study by Dr Shovon Chakma of FAO and his team with results published in the ...

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