Zanzibar acts to prevent Asian bird flu symptoms from reaching it
One African country that seems to have its bird flu prevention program together is Zanzibar, a large island off the coast of Tanzania.
They've banned the importation of chicken meat. When 3 businessmen imported some chicken from Brasil despite the ban and then refused to send it back as ordered, the government arrested them and now has a guard stationed on the meat.
Before that, they seized and burnt chicken imported from Tanga.
Unfortunately, the people of Zanzibar are paying for the problem. The price of chicken has gone from 3000 to 5000. And probably most of them are too poor to afford very much.
Still, the cost of bird flu is far higher. Then the disease would destroy their poultry industry and possibly kill some of their people, with children most at risk.
So I have to salute the government of Zanzibar for taking decisive and effective action to meet the threat.
Asian bird flu symptoms prevented in Zanzibar
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