Odisha orders poultry cull after bird flu outbreak
Keranga (Odisha), Dec 28 (ANI): Odisha ordered the cull of more than 2,500 chickens and other poultry after four dead crows and three dead poultry tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus. The bird flu virus was confirmed at Odisha’s Keranga village, days after dozens of crows and chickens were found dead. More than 30,000 birds were culled in a similar outbreak in the region in 2012. The H5N1 strain is considered as highly pathogenic. It can also transmit to animals such as pigs, horse, large cats, dogs and occasionally humans.
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