Bird flu scare again in Rourkela

Rourkela: After a brief lull, bird flu scare resurfaced in the steel city again after number of crows were found dead near Sector 9 park and a nearby temple.

On being informed, the administration buried the dead birds and sent the samples to High Security Animal Disease Lab (HSADL) in Bhopal for examination.

Some days earlier, around 200 crows were found dead at CISF campus. The H5N1 virus was detected on them. The dead ducks at IG park were also tested positive for the avian influenza.

Similarly, about 1500 chickens were culled at Kacharu village on the outskirts of the city after the virus was detected.