Bird flu loss $2 billion

JAKARTA: The world's poultry industry suffered approximately $2 billions in losses due to the bird flu epidemic between September 2005 and September 2006, an official said on Saturday.

``The global poultry industry has suffered direct losses of $2 billions due to lower prices.

This is equal to 14 per cent of the total value of world trade,'' said National Avian Influenza Control Commission chairman Bayu Krisnamurthi, reported The Jakarta Post.


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