China fact of the day

by on June 24, 2005 at 6:14 am in Data Source | Permalink

In 1968, the number of pigs in China was 5.2 million; today it is 508 million. The number of poultry in China in 1968 was 12.3 million; today it is 13 billion.

Here is the story.  Yes this is great news, but it is also a reason why people are worried about China as a mixing bowl for an influenza pandemic.

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