Bird flu outbreak in India’s Bihar state results in the culling of hundreds of chickens
In response to some 300 bird’s dying from avian influenza in India’s northern state of Bihar, officials in Purnea district culled hundreds of chickens and issued a bird flu alert, according to a Indo-Asian News Service or IANS report Saturday.
Purnea district magistrate Manish Verma told the news service that blood samples from the birds tested confirmed bird flu; however, the magistrate notes, ”We are fully prepared to deal with an outbreak,” he said.
Animal husbandry teams are investigating the outbreak and ensuring the virus doesn’t spread outside the affected area.
“All the entry of border along the district have been sealed and additional officials deployed to prevent traders from sending birds outside,” an official said.
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