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    Bird flu confirmed in Jehanabad: Official

    23:17 HRS IST

    Jehanabad, Feb 11 (PTI) After Munger and Banka, outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in this central Bihar district with samples of crows found dead here testing positive for the H5N1 virus, an official said on Monday.

    However, no humans have been found to be afflicted with the disease in any part of the state so far.

    According to Civil Surgeon, Dilip Kumar, more than a dozen crows were found dead inside the collectorate premises here on February 1, following which samples of two dead birds were sent for testing at a lab in Bhopal.

    "The samples tested positive following which we have directed the animal husbandry department to collect samples from poultry farms and send these to Bhopal to ascertain whether the virus has afflicted other birds , he said.
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