Bhubaneswar: Bird flu fear still grips Puri district’s Krushnaprasad block area as about 3,000 broilers found dead at different firms in different villages under the block.
Notably, thousands of broilers have been culled during the last four days since some crows were found dead in a jungle near the Chilika lake. It is suspected that the crows were infected with avian influenza transmitted from foreign birds that have visited Chilika.
The bird deaths, mostly crow, were reported from all major towns of the district including Malud, Budibar, Diakuda, Maleswari, Sial, Patharganj, Charichak, Chilika Nuapada etc. Wildlife officials have sent bloods of some dead birds for test.