Bird flu outbreak in Kerala confirmed, state on high alert

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KOLLAM: Two new cases of bird flu has been confirmed reported from two farms in West Kodiyathur and Vengeri in Kozhikode district in Kerala.

As per the report, one of them is a poultry farm and the other is a nursery. 

Doubts regarding bird flu were raised from Thursday onwards after a laboratory test was conducted at the animal welfare department’s lab under Kannur zone. 

Later, the samples were taken to the lab in Bhopal via air. Later, the report confirmed the presence of bird flu, which is also known as H5N1 or avian influenza.

Under the leadership of Minister of Forest and Wildlife Protection, K Raju, a high level meeting has been chaired in Thiruvananthapuram.

The animal welfare department has stated that there is nothing to be concerned about and everything is under control. 

As per the report, Revenue and local self-government departments immediately gave high alert instruction and Inspections will be carried out throughout the state. 

An expert group will hold inspection within one kilometre radius of the two farms. 

 

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