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Warning on Indonesia bird flu risk

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Indonesia could be at risk of a bird flu outbreak similar to that which has killed more than 30 people in China since March because the two countries use similar poultry farming methods, according to an academic. 

Veterinarians give an injection to a chicken in China. The fatal H7N9 virus has killed more than 30 people in China since March. An expert has said Indonesia could be susceptible to a similar outbreak. (AFP Photo)

I Wayan Teguh Wibawan, a researcher at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), said at a seminar on Saturday that Indonesian farmers sometimes kept chickens and ducks in close quarters, a practice also carried out by their Chinese equivalents.  

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