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Epidemiology Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 651619, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/651619
Research Article

Assessment of the Knowledge of Poultry Farmers and Live Poultry Sellers to Preventive and Control Measures on Bird Flu, Benin City, Nigeria

1Department of Community Health, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
2National Veterinary Research Institute, Livestock Investigation Department, Poultry Division, Vom, Nigeria
3Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Received 21 July 2013; Revised 29 October 2013; Accepted 31 October 2013; Published 19 January 2014

Academic Editor: M. L. Wilson

Copyright © 2014 V. Y. Adam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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