Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm

November 15th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh.

The culling operations began in the Rajbari farm near Dhaka Monday night and continued Tuesday, the Daily Star reported.

The farm owner noticed the death of several poultry and reported the incident to the district livestock officer. The owner later sent some chickens to a laboratory in Dhaka for tests.

The laboratory confirmed the detection of bird flu Monday. The same day, a team was deployed at the affected farm to carry out preventive measures.

An official said chances of contamination in neighbouring farms was very low as necessary precautions were taken to ensure that the virus does not spread.

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