Kerala: Once again bird flu threat looms, 25000 chickens die

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Thiruvananthapuram

Published by: Pranjul Srivastava
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:11 AM Updated to IST

Summary

After Alappuzha in Kerala, now three cases have also been reported in Kottayam, after which it was decided to kill 25,000 chickens.

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Kottayam district in Kerala is once again at risk of bird flu. Three cases of bird flu have been reported in Vechoor, Ayamanam and Kallara. All samples were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal for testing. The sudden arrival of new cases caused a stir in the administration. Authorities say they will start killing ducks and chickens without infecting them. Nearly 25,000 chickens and ducks were killed on Wednesday.

Alert was declared in Alappuzha district
The alert was issued last week in Alappuzha district of Kerala. Bird flu has been confirmed in some samples here. Following this, about 12,000 ducks were killed in Ward No. 10 of Takali Grama Panchayat. So far 140 samples have been sent for testing, of which 26 samples have been confirmed to have bird flu.

Prohibition on sale of eggs and meat
In view of the rapidly increasing cases in the state, various sanctions have been imposed in the affected areas. The sale of eggs and meat of domestic birds, including ducks, chickens and quails, is prohibited here. Police say they will take strict action if the rules are violated.

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Kottayam district in Kerala is once again at risk of bird flu. Three bird flu cases have been reported in Vechoor, Aimanam and Kallara. All samples were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal for testing. The sudden arrival of new cases caused a stir in the administration. Authorities say they will start killing ducks and chickens without infecting them. Nearly 25,000 chickens and ducks were killed on Wednesday.

Alert was declared in Alappuzha district

The alert was issued last week in Alappuzha district of Kerala. Bird flu has been confirmed in some samples here. Following this, about 12,000 ducks were killed in Ward No. 10 of Takali Grama Panchayat. So far 140 samples have been sent for testing, of which 26 samples have been confirmed to have bird flu.

Prohibition on sale of eggs and meat

In view of the rapidly increasing cases in the state, various sanctions have been imposed in the affected areas. The sale of eggs and meat of domestic birds, including ducks, chickens and quails, is prohibited here. Police say they will take strict action if the rules are violated.

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