Nearly 25,000 birds die of 2 strains of bird flu, states on alert

Nearly 25,000 birds die of 2 strains of bird flu, states on alert

On Friday, deaths of 100 birds including 50 peacocks have been reported in Nagaur district, while 60 hens were found dead in Panwar area of Jhalawar, the HT report added. The samples of the dead birds have been sent to labs to know the cause of death. In the wake of the sudden deaths of these birds, the Wildlife department is viewing this matter seriously.

According to the Jhalawar Administration, samples to be collected from poultry farms and poultry shops in the area will be closed temporarily. Speaking to media, Jhalawar Collector, Ngikya Gohain said, “Section 144 imposed in the affected area in Radi. Rapid Response Team constituted to collect samples from poultry farms there. “If bird flu is found to have infected poultry in a chicken farm then the chickens will be culled and suitable compensation will be given,” he added.

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