News FocusINFLUENZA: GIRDING FOR DISASTER

Asia Struggles to Keep Humans and Chickens Apart

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Science  15 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5695, pp. 399
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5695.399

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SONG PHINONG, SUPHANBURI PROVINCE, THAILAND-- Keeping zoonotic diseases from crossing the species barrier into humans will partly depend on the biosecurity efforts of millions of poultry farmers, but a greater challenge is to extend such practices to the numerous households that keep backyard chickens.