Bird flu spreads in Darjeeling

May 16th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, May 16 (ANI): The report of Bhopal based Animal Disease Laboratory has confirmed the outbreak of bird flu at Pool Bazar Bijanbari block in Darjeeling sub division of the District.

Darjeeling Magistrate Rajesh Pandey recalled various types of birds, including chicken suddenly died in the area since May 9 and said culling operation may start from tomorrow.

With the flu outbreak at Bijanbari the number of birdflu hit sub divisions in Darjeeling District has now gone up to two.

Earlier on May 8, Painakumari village in Kurseong sub division, Matigaraha and Naxalbari blocks in Siliguri sub divisions were declared bird flu affected areas.

The district administration has banned the sale and purchase of chicken and eggs all over Darjeeling hills with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, culling operation at Matigaraha, Naxalbari and Painakumari area was completed where over 28 thousand chickens were culled. (ANI)

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