Iran moves to minimize damage from avian flu

Financial Tribune – Iranian poultry farms have been dealing with the deadly avian flu, especially the H5N8 strain of the virus, for several years now. The virus has done a number on Iran’s poultry industry.

Iran Veterinary Organization has devised measures to deal with the flu and help reduce losses.

Director General of IVO’s Health and Management of Poultry Diseases Office Alireza Akbarshahi told Financial Tribune that the number of infected farms has declined noticeably.

“Last year, 35 farms were infected during the Iranian month ending Oct. 22, while the number fell to only five during the same month this year,” he said, adding that the number of infected farms decreased to 17 during the month ending Nov. 21 from 104 during last year’s same month.