ADB TO HELP SOUTH ASIA SLOW SPREAD OF LIVESTOCK DISEASES

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to work with the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to help south Asian nations slow the spread of livestock diseases.In India, livestock sector losses from foot-and-mouth disease alone are estimated at around USD4.5 billion a year, according to the ADB. And since 2007, Bangladesh’s poultry industry has suffered losses from avian flu amounting to USD500 million, according to the bank.Under the initiative, the Japan fund will finance the establishment of a regional epidemiology centre in the Nepali capital Kathmandu to issue ...


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