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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Poultry breeders accuse the adverse media reports

[b]Poultry breeders accuse the adverse media reports jeopardizing their industry [/b]

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 21 March, ( [/b]The International Poultry Science Association, Sri Lanka Branch announced that Sri Lanka is free from Bird Flu and that there is no danger in consuming chicken products.

Meanwhile researchers have indicated that a global flu pandemic cannot be avoided solely by containing at its source, because the H5N1 bird flu virus is now so widespread that a farm able to spark a pandemic could emerge more than once.

Though Sri Lanka has been extremely fortunate that so far there are no reports of Bird Flu affecting any humans in the country, the reports that reach Sri Lanka that neighboring India is affected and the fatal situation of other countries that are affected by bird flu has made tremendous damage to the poultry industry in this country.

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