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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

13 more birds found dead in Chandigarh

Samples sent to Jalandhar lab to ascertain cause of death

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11

As many as 13 more birds were found dead in different areas of the city today.

Debendra Dalai, Chief Conservator of Forests, UT, said samples of the birds had been sent to the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Jalandhar, to ascertain the cause of death.

He said of the eight samples sent earlier to the laboratory, three had already reported negative for avian influenza. The reports of the remaining samples were expected in a day or two, he said.

He said 12 crows and one pigeon were found dead today.

Nine birds were found dead in the Darua area of the UT, while the other carcasses were found in Sector 26, 39 and 40. At least seven birds were found dead in different areas of the city yesterday. More than two dozen birds, including a migratory bird, have been found dead in the city in the past nearly a week.

Surveillance had been increased in the city as a precautionary measure to check the spread of the virus in case of any eventuality, he said.

High alert was sounded in the city after lakhs of chickens died due the outbreak of bird flu in the Barwala area of Panchkula.

from The Tribune

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