Areas Most at Risk for the Bird Flu

"Areas of Concern for the Bird Flu"

Countries all over the world are most susceptible to being targeted for the bird flu, but Laos is of particular concern.  They are at an even high risk of contracting the H5N1 virus because they are continuing to bring poultry and eggs in illegally from neighboring countries.

However authorities are having a hard time identifying when and where the virus outbreak started because people can walk or drive across borders and engage in casual trade with other countries

In an effort to prevent further trade and outbreaks, the avian influenza control committee along with district and village committees captured poultry in eleven villages and set up numerous check points.  Laos is now launching a huge campaign to warn their citizens not to engage in the trade of livestock or their eggs.

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