- Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in Eastern India
January 19, 2012 — The Indian government has ordered the culling of thousands of birds to prevent the spread of the H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) virus, reports The Times Of India.
Indian officials confirmed a chicken carcass tested positive for the virus at a government-run farm in the Indian state of Meghalaya. As a precautionary measure, all fowl within a three-kilometre radius will be culled. No human infections have been reported.
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