October 26, 2012
About 3,600 Turkeys have died of avian influenza (H5N1) at the
Central Poultry Development Organisation at Hesaragatta on the city
outskirts, a government official said here today.
"The remaining 700 Turkeys have been culled",Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry,Arvind Jannu,told PTI here.
has been quarantined,he said. Confirmation that these birds died
following the influenza came from Bhopal-based high security animal
disease laboratory two days ago.
A radius of one kilometre around CPDO has been declared as an infected zone. "We are watching other birds".
radius of 10 km has been demarcated as surveillance zone. As many as 15
commercial farms in 68 villages with a poultry population of one and
half lakh come under this.
Sale of poultry products by these farms
as well as poultry preparation in non-vegetarian hotels in the
surveillance zone has been banned for a week, Jannu said.
officials said 25 rapid response teams have been deployed in the
surveillance zone to check traces of the virus in other birds. PTI RS BH
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