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Bird flu death alarms medical fraternity, but human transmission rare

Rs 90,000 cr poultry industry in a fix as curbs on sale or production of eggs and chicken could devastate its revenues

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Bird Flu | Health sector | poultry

Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  New Delhi 



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It is estimated that around 60 million people are directly impacted by the poultry sector in India | Photo: Shutterstock

The death of an 11-year-old boy due to bird-flu has set alarm bells ringing among the medical fraternity as well as the Rs 90,000-crore industry, which was seeing some uptick in demand after months of low sale last year.

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First Published: Wed, July 21 2021. 20:11 IST

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