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Avian flu outbreak at Ranchi's state-run poultry farm, 2196 birds culled

A total of 1697 eggs were also destroyed

PTI Ranchi Published 24.04.24, 09:52 PM
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The Jharkhand government sounded an alert after bird flu cases were reported in a state-run poultry farm in Ranchi, an official said on Wednesday.

As many as 2,196 birds including 1,745 chickens were culled at the Regional Poultry Farm, Hotwar, an official told PTI.

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A total of 1697 eggs were also destroyed.

The presence of H5N1, a type of avian influenza A virus that causes disease in birds, was confirmed in the samples, the official said.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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