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Bangladesh Culls Avian Flu Infected Birds 


The avian flu, popularly known as bird flu, was first reported in the country in February last year and has so far forced to cull 360,000 chickens, ducks and pigeons, and destroy 300,000 eggs.

Hundreds of crows also died from the H5N1 strain of the flu, already affecting 29 out of 64 districts of the country.

Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock of Bangladesh Syed Ataur Rahman told Voice of America that infected birds have been culled and that the authority has instructed the BSF not to allow any chicken, bird or eggs from neighboring India into Bangladesh since situation has worsen there. However, Secretary Rahman said that the situation is not at all alarming in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh government has recommended that a set of preventive measures for general masses to control the outbreak of avian flu, as the US government donated 10,000 personal protective equipments (PPEs) for livestock officials to emergency responses against the pandemic.

Amir Khasru has more on the story.

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