There were several possible explanations Either people had hidden them, killed them, eaten them or sold them off. The key to containing the virus is stopping movement of flocks, but traders may take advantage and offer people a low price to be rid of their birds.
With cases of the deadly disease detected in Iran and India, Afghanistan is practically surrendered. Today we can say that an outbreak of the disease among birds in Afghanistan is virtually unavoidable.
The FAO believes that eliminating avian influenza among poultry can delay H5N1 virus turning into a form that would create a human pandemic.