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Flooding Puts Karachi on Alert for Diseases

by 5m Editor
12 August 2010, at 8:58am

PAKISTAN - The authorities in Karachi are preparing for an outbreak of Newcastle disease following the latest severe floods.

The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has constituted two mobile teams to contain poultry diseases (Newcastle disease) in the backdrop of heavy rains and floods across the country, reports The News of Pakistan.

One team has stared working under the supervision of Dr Altaf Gohar (0333-3110694) in areas including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Surjani Town, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town and Keamari Town. The other team under the supervision of Dr Ghulam Mustafa Jamali (0300-2186937) has started working in areas including Gadap Town, Malir Town, Landhi Town and Bin Qasim Town.

District Officer (DO) Poultry Development Karachi Abdul Ghanni Shaikh has appealed to owners of poultry farms to vaccinate the chickens on an urgent basis.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Newcastle disease by clicking here.