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    Source: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...12-2010_pg5_10

    Avian influenza virus H9

    Next potential threat to poultry industry

    By Razi Syed

    KARACHI: Avian influenza is the most important historical viral infection in poultry industry causing huge economic losses.

    The poultry experts warned Thursday and asked the Ministry of Live Stock and Diary Development to take concrete measure to avert onslaught of the H9 virus in the country.

    Keeping in view the importance of the disease a project was undertaken at University of Veterinary and Animal sciences Lahore to reproduce disease as observed in field conditions and to study the effect of H9 virus along with co-infection with Mycoplasma and E coli infection and under immunosuppressive condition in broiler chickens and to asses its zoonotic potential in human beings...
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