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Training on mapping spread of bird flu



KATHMANDU: As many as 20 Nepali veterinarians, scientists and specialists recently participated in a five-day workshop on the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geopgraphic Information Systems (GIS) to map the spread of diseases like avian influenza.

Two specialists had come from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to hold the programme, from January 20 to 24, according to the US Embassy in Kathmandu.

The participants are working on the issues related to spread of diseases and zoonosis.

The workshop was also supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Support Unit in Kathmandu.

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