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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

India : Bird flu outbreak - Experts heading for Keranga

Via IBN Live :

" BHUBANESWAR: The phenomenon of crow deaths continues to spread across districts adding to the worries of the State Government which is besieged with the lurking danger of a bird flu outbreak in the Keranga region of Khurda district.

Even as experts Dr Taracharan Pan from the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Kolkata, and Dr Biswas from the Union Ministry of Agriculture, arrived here to take stock of the situation at Keranga, reports of more crow deaths in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts were received on Tuesday.

With around five birds reportedly dead in a single group, the Animal Disease Research Institute (ADRI) on Tuesday dispatched a team to collect samples and keep watch on developments in the regions."

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