Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bird Flu Scare in Nepal

I wrote 2 days ago about detection of bird flu virus (H5N1) in Nepal. Well, it seems that many farmers are now worried about the possible outbreak of bird flu disease on a larger scale. The government is worried too.

The farmers are worried because in any case, they will suffer most. The worst part of a bird flu outbreak is that most people become afraid of eating any chicken or even egg. I don’t blame them because I also reacted almost similar fashion in 2006 and 2007. So, the farmers suffer huge loss as a result. Many of them lose their everything. Well, as for the government, it is even a matter of graver concern. The government has to think of the impact of bird flu not only on the poultry industry but also on the overall economy of a country.

(This entry was first published in February 2009. Because of a technical problem, the entry had to be deleted and I am reposting again now.)

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