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Blog // Travel
February 21, 2006

The Bird Flu Has Arrived

Unsurprisingly, a major outbreak of Avian Flu has been reported here in India. Depsite my initial concerns (with 40,000 chickens dying before the story broke), it seems the authorities are acting swiftly to contain the problem. It looks like the outbreak will hit India’s local and global exports quite hard, especially in some of the […]

Unsurprisingly, a major outbreak of Avian Flu has been reported here in India. Depsite my initial concerns (with 40,000 chickens dying before the story broke), it seems the authorities are acting swiftly to contain the problem. It looks like the outbreak will hit India’s local and global exports quite hard, especially in some of the heaviest producing areas like Andhra Pradesh.

Delhi itself is well away from the outbreak zone and has a separate supply chain for it’s Chicken and Eggs. However, that has not stopped the price of Chicken at market has fallen about 20% on the back of lower demand. Despite a PR campaign to promote safe handling of Chicken meat, it does seem that eaters are opting for mutton and seafood. However, with the hotter months coming, the quality and freshness of seafood will drop off, which will leave us with mutton and pork as the only sources of meat.

[tags] Delhi, Avian Flu, Bird Flu [/tags]

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