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on June 30, 2021

How avian flu was brought under control in Egypt

In 2006, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) not only severely impacted the Egyptian poultry sector, but it also caused human deaths. Fourteen years on, the disease has been brought under control using a coordinated approach by local and international agencies.

Egypt’s highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2006 resulted in “significant economic losses,” according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

More than 40 million poultry were culled, which was devastating for the many small flock owners whose household income depended on their birds. Furthermore, more than…

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