U.N.: Some countries benefiting from bird flu, while economic toll may not be as bad as expected

U.N.: Some countries benefiting from bird flu, while economic toll may not be as bad as expected - AP, April 20, 2005
Some Asian countries ravaged by bird flu have been able to limit the loss of billions of dollars by modifying their poultry exports, a UN animal health economist said Wednesday, pointing to Thailand which is now cooking much of its meat...
But Thailand recovered some losses by dramatically increasing its cooked chicken exports, Hall told lawmakers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a bird flu meeting. It is expected to export about 350,000 tons of cooked chicken to Japan this year _ up 50,000 tons from last year...
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