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Monday, March 7, 2011

India : Tripura reports new bird flu cases

An article from The Gulf Today :

" AGARTALA: Fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu have been detected in another Tripura poultry farm, and culling of birds is expected to start Monday, an official said here Sunday.“At least 400 poultry birds have died since March 1 at the Gandhi Gram government poultry farm.

Central government experts tested the samples of the dead birds and found them positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza,” Tripura animal resource development department Joint Director Jyotirmoy Chakraborty said.

If the two reports are confirmed positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza, the culling of birds would start from Monday at the government poultry farm where more than 7,000 poultry birds are lodged."

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