Yes, but really I've seen first hand the effect of the news of bird flu in many farmers in Africa and Asia. It's so devastating that nobody wants to buy or even get their products even for free. You have to understand that these are live operations, and their products keep on coming everyday! So where will they get their feeding and labor money if no sales are coming? The sad part is you do not even know if bird flu is really a valid concern or not for humans! Remember that we are only talking of several deaths from bird flu (if indeed it was the only cause of those deaths), while millions die from malaria in Africa alone every year! Sensationalism is the word.

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