Sunday, January 15, 2006

Pakistan: 12 Field Labs Set Up to Detect Bird Flu

Twelve field laboratories have been established in the country’s poultry concentrated areas to diagnose any virus in birds, said Dr Muhammad Afzal, the Animal Husbandry commissioner of the Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry, on Saturday.

Talking on a PTV programme, Afzal said that a lab in the National Agriculture Centre was also working for the entire SAARC region. The laboratory would start training experts from SAARC countries from January 23, he added. He said an extraneous surveillance and monitoring system had been devised to ensure immediate detection of any virus in birds. Read More ....

Source: Daily Times
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