Bird Flu, A Concern for Maldives?
Since the virus of bird flu transmits from birds to humans, there
is very little to worry about for the Maldivians because we do not
import too many live chickens. We import a large number of frozen
chickens which are harmless. However, there might be a danger for
the chickens that roam freely in the islands to catch the virus from
migratory birds. But even if someone gets the flu it is unlikely that
it would spread to anything like epidemic level.
Importing live chickens and other birds from countries of South
East Asia could be dangerous.
We better be prepared for the worst case scenario rather than being