About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan President's House

by Medindia Content Team on April 29, 2006 at 11:29 AM
Font : A-A+

Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan President's House

Pakistan Friday imposed a ban on chicken dishes in the menu of the Aiwan-e-Sadar, President's House, and important state functions.

Health Minister Naseer Khan told the National Assembly that chicken dishes have been excluded from the menu of Aiwan-e-Sadr and important celebrations where foreigners and diplomats are invited. This is part of precautionary measures against possible outbreak of bird flu, he said in a reply to a question.

Advertisement

Over 85 chicken samples taken from various places were tested and not a single sample had tested positive, Khan said.

A few weeks back, Pakistan confirmed an H5N1 outbreak at a chicken farm near Islamabad. Its first two bird flu cases were confirmed last month at two chicken farms in North West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan.

No human case has been reported.

The H5N1 strain has killed about 100 people in seven countries since 2003. Scientists fear a global pandemic if the virus mutates and becomes easily transmissible between humans.

--Edited IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Find a Hospital Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Accident and Trauma Care Noscaphene (Noscapine) Post-Nasal Drip How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Diaphragmatic Hernia Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan President's House Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests