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December 19, 2005

Setting compensation seen as key in bird flu fightKeralaNext:

PARIS, - Compensation for farmers whose poultry is culled to contain bird flu needs to be high enough to encourage them to report the disease but not at levels that could incite false claims, a top veterinary official said. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has killed more than 70 people in Asia and and led to the culling of millions of poultry in the region. It has now spread to birds in eastern Europe. Experts believe migratory birds have carried the virus over long distances and fear that Africa could be the next hot spot.

Posted by dymaxion at December 19, 2005 12:54 PM

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