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Bird flu reappears in Tripura

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 21:09

Agartala: Bird flu has reappeared in Lembucherra area, about 45 km from here, official sources said Thursday.

Following reports of deaths of poultry birds in the area, blood samples were collected and examined and H5 strain of avian influenza virus was found, officials said.

More than 2,000 ducks and birds would be culled tomorrow in the area.

Meanwhile, the state administration has formed 16 rapid response teams to cull the ducks and birds in the area.

Sources said, BSF was alerted so that no poultry could enter into Indian territory. Tripura has 856-km-long border with Bangladesh.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 21:09

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