Death of 15,000 Ducks of Avian Influenza puts Kerala on red alert

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Thiruvananthapuram: With lab tests confirming avian influenza to be the cause of mass death of ducks in parts of Kerala, a red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts to restrict movement of poultry and allied products.

The tests of samples of dead birds conducted in Bhopal Hightech Laboratory had confirmed that avian influenza was the cause of the death of over 15,000 ducks in parts of Kuttanad area in Alappuzha District, a top official of state Animal Husbandry Department said.

A team of veterinarians had already been deputed to the…

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