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Tag: Avian Flu

Bird flu spiralling out of control in Puri

Puri: The avian influenza outbreak in Krushna Prasad block of Puri district is beginning to spiral out of control as mass culling of chicken at infected poultry farms continued for the eighth consecutive day today. Based on the directives of the district administration, a ten-member team carried out culling operations today in several villages including […]

Avian flu: Ban on poultry sale for three months in Paradip

Paradip/Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today imposed a ban of three months on poultry sale and farming in bird flu affected Paradip. Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Secretary Vishal Gagan informed mediapersons, “Restrictions have been imposed on poultry sale and farming in Paradip area for three months.” He added two blood samples of chicken tested positive for […]

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Bird flu scare again in Khurda’s Keranga

Khurda: Bird flu scare has once again triggered panic in Khurda’s Keranga village with locals spotting several dead crows at many places in the area on Saturday, sources said. As per reports, unusual mortality of crows and some other birds were reported from the village even as the administration had carried out extensive poultry culling […]

Bird flu scare in Rourkela, Keonjhar town; vets on toes

Rourkela/Keonjhar: Suspecting spread of bird flu in Rourkela, the Sundargarh administration has formed four teams to collect blood samples of birds in the steel city and nearby areas. Talking to newsmen, Rourkela Sub Collector Himanshu Sekhar Behera said, “The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) authorities were asked to close the Indira Gandhi Park for visitors suspecting […]

Centre confirms of bird flu virus in Odisha village

New Delhi: The central government has informed the Odisha government about confirmation of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in village Keranga of the state’s Khordha district, an official statement said on Tuesday. “The samples from the said epicentre were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, which confirmed […]

Keranga bird flu: Culling halted after locals resist

Khurdha: Culling of fowls in Keranga village of Khurda district was halted due to stiff resistance by the villagers who are demanding demolition of poultry farm on the outskirts of village and compensation proportional to the cost of each bird culled. “Our village remained a disease-free zone for last 50—60 years. But, the virus came […]