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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Indian states bordering Bangladesh vulnerable to bird flu

Via Yahoo News :

" Indian states bordering Bangladesh have become vulnerable to bird flu with Dhaka failing to check the contagious disease as well as the smuggling of poultry products into India, officials here say.

'Of the total of 64 Bangladesh districts, over 40 districts are hit by avian influenza or bird flu,' Tripura animal resource development department's joint director Jyotirmoy Chakraborty told IANS here.

Five Indian states - West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam and Tripura - share a 4,095- km border with Bangladesh. This includes a 2,979-km land border.

All the five states are occasionally affected by bird flu."

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