Bangladesh culls 14,000 birdsDecember 20th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Nearly 14,000 chickens were culled and about 50,000 eggs were destroyed since an outbreak of bird flu was detected in Bangladesh last month.
Officials told Xinhua Tuesday that “13,727 chickens were culled” since the outbreak in the second week of November.
Ataur Rahman, assistant director of Fisheries and Live Stock Department, said the chickens were culled in Manikganj and Rajbarbi districts. About 50,000 eggs were also destroyed.
The department has beefed up surveillance to contain the further spread of the disease caused by the H5N1 viru.
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