Live hicken vendor in Vietnam

A live chicken vendor weighs a chicken in Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen).

An article by Mark Tran in the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog, How to stop zoonoses spreading – don’t keep chickens under the bed, posted on 12 October 2012, highlights findings of new research from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on zoonotic diseases in urban areas and evidence-based approaches that can reduce risks and improve food safety in informal meat and milk markets.