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Dec 30, 2018
10:32AM

Two more birds died due to bird flu at Patna Zoo

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In Bihar, two more birds died due to bird flu at Patna zoo. Earlier six peacocks died of H5N1 virus between 16 and 24 of December.

The state government has issued an in view of bird flu and the zoo has been closed for an indefinite period. People have been asked to take precautions before eating chicken and egg.

The lab test reports from National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) Bhopal and Regional Disease Diagnostic laboratory (RDDL) Kolkata have confirmed deaths of birds due to avian influenza (H5N1).

A team of doctors from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh visited the zoo and inspected the area.

Under the ongoing serum surveillance, the experts of state animal husbandry department collected fresh samples of more than 400 birds including domestic and poultry birds in the 9 km radius of Patna zoo in view of bird flu.
 

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