report: Global fight against bird
DHAKA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The United States has
donated 10,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Bangladesh to help
it strengthen avian influenza prevention and control.
Each PPE set consists of coveralls, shoe covers, a
respirator, goggles, an apron, and inner and outer gloves, private news agency
UNB reported Monday.
The Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of
Fisheries and Livestock of Bangladesh caretaker government, received the
donation on Sunday.
The American Mission in Dhaka has helped Bangladesh
in training Department of Livestock Services officials in the proper use of
PPEs, testing, and disposal of infected poultry.
Bird flu has so far affected some 326,844 chickens in
29 out of Bangladesh's 64 districts since the first detection of the virus in
the country in March 2007, Manik Lal Samaddar, Special Assistant to the Chief
Adviser of the caretaker government told reporters Sunday.
Earlier, Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations said in a press release, 21 districts of Bangladesh have been
infected with H5N1 virus and the situation seems to be worsening.