Vendors least worried over bird flu

Vendors least worried over bird flu

 The reports over outbreak of avian influenza appears to have had no effect on the bird vendors in the City.

During a reality check, Deccan Herald found people selling and consuming chicken without any fear. “The bird flu rumour does its rounds every year. We are used to it now,” said Farooq, a vendor. He said he had never come across anyone falling sick after consuming chicken.

A vendor at Shahid Poultry in Shivajinagar said customers use the opportunity to buy chicken at cheap rates. He said they have a veterinary doctor at their poultry farm in Hoskote, who checks infected birds and there was no chance of infected birds reaching the shop.