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India culls thousands of poultry birds to stop avian flu

Christian Fernsby |
Officials in India have started taking action to stop the spread of newly diagnosed avian flu, or bird flu, by culling thousands of poultry birds.

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Topics: INDIA   

The Kerala state in southern India ordered more than 38,000 poultry birds killed after affected dead birds were found in two districts.

The avian flu has been detected in ducks, crows, wild geese and other birds in the country, according to India's Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

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