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Culling of poultry in OUAT completes after bird flu outbreak

30/01/2020 at 5:47 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 31: Culling of poultry birds within 1 km of epicentre of infection has been completed, informed Director of Public Health Ajit Mohanty today.

He also said that inspection of samples will now be conducted within 3 km of the area if people show symptoms of cold and cough.

Officials in the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department said that that no more positive reports of bird flu or avian influenza have been received from any place across the State. 

Earlier a report received from High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal confirmed presence of H1N1 influenza virus in poultry firm of OUAT. The blood and excreta samples were sent to Bhopal laboratory following the death of chickens in OUAT’s research farm

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