News Desk, Amar Ujala, Thiruvananthapuram
Published by: Pranjul Srivastava
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:11 AM Updated to IST
After Alappuzha in Kerala, now three cases have also been reported in Kottayam, after which it was decided to kill 25,000 chickens.
An employee taking a chicken sample
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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.