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Bird flu scare spreads

After a dead duck in the Sukhna lake here was found carrying the H5N1 Avian virus and over a hundred water birds were culled last week, the bird flu scare has spread across Haryana.

Death of crows in large numbers was reported from Pinjore and Jagadhari and 10 migratory Bar-headed geese in the plains of Jind.

The State has sounded an alert for Avian flu.

These developments come at a time when a large number of migratory birds are visiting Haryana and the nearby States.

According to experts, some species of migratory birds in the State are notified as those known to carry the virus. While these birds may not themselves die of it, they can pass on the virus to other species.

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said a team had been sent to Jind to take stock of the situation.


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