The Agriculture Ministry said today the virus was detected in chickens at two farms in the Northwest Frontier Province. The ministry said it has done everything it can to curb the spread of the disease, but urged farmers to be vigilant.
Neighboring India, Iran, and Afghanistan have already reported outbreaks of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be deadly to humans. The virus has spread through Asia to Europe and Africa, killing around 100 people worldwide since 2003. Most lived in immediate proximity to poultry.
Click on the map for a closer view of the areas within RFE/RL's broadcast region where cases of diseased fowl have been confirmed. Last updated on February 20.
BIRD FLU, or avian influenza, continues to menace scattered areas from East Asia, where the disease first appeared, to Southeastern and Eastern Europe and beyond. Authorities around the world are bracing themselves -- and, more importantly, planning and taking measures to fight the disease wherever it appears.
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