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Assam: Culling completed to check bird flu

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 22:20

Guwahati: Assam government has completed
the culling of infected birds and mopping operation to control
spread of avian influenza which broke out recently in Assam`s
Dhubri district.

A total of 15,409 birds were culled and 149 eggs were
destroyed till September 18 and a compensation of Rs 6,51,923
have been paid to the affected poultry farmers in the
district, officials of Department of Animal Husbandry and
Veterinary said here today.

Clearing and disinfection work in 11 villages have
also been completed.

In this operation, eighteen Rapid Response Teams (RRT)
were deployed. Bird flu broke out in Bhamundanga Pt-I
Epicentre in Agomoni block of Dhubri district.

The Bhopal-based Forensic laboratory had confirmed
that the samples sent to it for testing was positive for bird
flu virus.

The state government had also directed the forest
departments to take precautionary measures in areas where
there is considerable avian population, sources said.


First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 22:20
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