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Bird flu alert in Hyderabad, thousands of birds culled in Hayatnagar

Bird flu scare has sent Telangana on Wednesday to increase the culling of poultry birds near Hyderabad, following an alert from the animal husbandy department of the statement. Thousands of birds at a poultry farm at Thorrur village of Hayatnagar mandal in Ranga Reddy district were cullted on wednesday and the department has announced that 1.45 lakh birds will be ...

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Bird Flu Spreads in UP; State Govt Bans Import of Poultry

After bird flu cases in Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh banned the import of chicken, eggs and all forms of poultry from other states, an official said. The state government has also ordered thorough inspection of all poultry units across the state. Chief Veterinary Officer Vipin Kumar Agarwal while confirming the alert sounded by the state government said that the veterinary doctors ...

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No duck meat on houseboats as bird flu hits Kerala

Tourists travelling on houseboats in the Vembanad lake in Kerala’s Alappuzha, often referred to as “Venice of the East”, will not be served duck meat till further notice, after many birds tested positive for avian influenza. “As a matter of abundant precaution, directions have been given to the houseboat industry not to serve duck meat till further notice,” Tourism Minister ...

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Alarmed over mutant strains, scientists halt research on bird flu for 60 days

Alarmed over the creation of mutant strains of the H5N1 avian influenza virus, scientists have called for a 60-day voluntary halt to research in a statement jointly published on Friday in Nature (481, 443; 2012) and Science journals. The United States government has sought both journals to publish only the main conclusions of two flu studies, but not to reveal ...

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