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Picture taken 02 November 2005 shows caged battery hens in a chicken... News PhotoAvian Flu Virus,Belarus,Cage,Cold And Flu,Farm,Geographical Locations,Healthcare And Medicine,Illness,MinskPhotographer Collection: AFP 2005 AFPMinsk, BELARUS: Picture taken 02 November 2005 shows caged battery hens in a chicken farm outside Minsk. The nation's agricultural ministry banned imports of poultry meat, eggs and fluff to prevent the bird flu virus from spreading to Belarus. Meanwhile, Belarusian authorities have tightened veterinary control and sanitary measures at poultry farms. Local veterinary services are to provide the Agriculture and Food Ministry with weekly information about epidemiological developments. Belarusians have been advised to buy poultry from special shops with regular veterinary monitoring. AFP PHOTO VIKTOR DRACHEV. (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)