Patna: Nearly 6,000 chickens were culled and a large quantity of eggs destroyed in Bihar`s Purnea district in the last five days following an outbreak of bird flu and officials asked to take all preventive measures to check the spread of the virus, an official said Thursday.Rajesh Kumar, director of state animal husbandry department, said he has ordered the administration to keep a close watch on the situation for two months."Three blocks in the district have been declared high risk zones," he said, adding that the H5N1 virus was detected in chickens last week.Kumar added that during a visit to Purnea Wednesday, he had directed officials to launch a continuous sanitation drive in the neighbouring districts too.
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