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    Field staff warned against negligence
    Sun, Oct 16th, 2011 11:22 pm BdST

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    Dhaka, Oct 16 ( As bird flu control largely depends on field veterinary officials, the livestock secretary has warned against any negligence in duty.

    Uzzwal Bikash Dutta said they would take 'zero tolerance' policy against any negligence (of duty). "Combating bird flu needs strong commitment from the field staff."

    The secretary, however, did not specify whether livestock staff neglect their duty.

    His comment came at a seminar on emerging infectious diseases, including bird flu, on Sunday in the capital amid the United Nations warning of a possible major resurgence of bird flu in Asia.

    The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Aug 29 said Bangladesh, India, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Vietnam could face biggest problems as the virus is still firmly entrenched.

    The alarm has also stoked fears of a public health threat...