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People Main Carriers Of Horse Flu

Tuesday, 25th September 2007

NSW Department Of Primary Industries chief vet Bruce Christie announced: "As has been suspected by industry officials, the movement of people within the horse industry had become a key factor in the spread of equine influenza". Christie noted: "The horse stand-still has worked very, very well. With concerns about people movement, bio-security, making sure people change their clothes & washing their hair, it's become more & more obvious that it's so important & so difficult to get individuals to recognise that." Christie also admitted the "rampant nature of the disease" had surprised his departmental colleagues & "has been a lot more contagious than we expected."

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