We encourage you to republish this article online and in print, it’s free under our creative commons attribution license, but please follow some simple guidelines:
  1. You have to credit our authors.
  2. You have to credit SciDev.Net — where possible include our logo with a link back to the original article.
  3. You can simply run the first few lines of the article and then add: “Read the full article on SciDev.Net” containing a link back to the original article.
  4. If you want to also take images published in this story you will need to confirm with the original source if you're licensed to use them.
  5. The easiest way to get the article on your site is to embed the code below.
For more information view our media page and republishing guidelines.

The full article is available here as HTML.

Press Ctrl-C to copy

Mostafa Mrazmjoo, assistant professor of poultry diseases at the University of Razi, says the situation in Iran is "very serious" as bird flu has reached neighbouring Turkey, and Iran is on the flight path of birds migrating from Siberia.

Mrazmjoo told SciDev.Net that an unknown disease killed thousands of wild ducks in north-west Iran earlier this month.

Iran is launching public awareness programmes to educate farmers and the general public about the virus, and has banned the hunting of wild birds. It has suspended imports of poultry and eggs from countries that bird flu has reached, but is allowing one-day-old chicks in from a limited number of 'safe' countries.

Back to main feature

Related topics