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12:00 AM, February 14, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2013

Bird flu: 2,000 fowls culled

Over 2000 fowls have been culled following detection of bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Islampara area of Chuadanga district town.
The chickens were culled at Munshi Poultry Farm on Tuesday night due to the outbreak of avian influenza at the farm, said district livestock officer Kohinur Islam.
The farm owner Hafizur Rahman said he found some chickens dead a few days ago and informed it to the officer who prescribed some medicines for their treatment.
On Monday, the livestock officer sent samples from the farm to Dhaka for tests. The laboratory confirmed the detection of bird flu the following morning.
After the report, Deputy Commissioner Delwar Hossain at an urgent meeting asked a team led by the livestock officer to cull the chickens.
A preventative measure was also taken to avert further spread of the virus at the meeting.
The chance of contamination in adjoining farms is very low as all precautionary measures have been taken in this regard, said the officer.

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