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    Thousands of dead birds put UP on avian flu alert

    Rajat Rai | Mail Today | Lucknow, March 30, 2015 | UPDATED 11:37 IST
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    Fresh poultry bird deaths were also reported from Agra, where over 4,000 hens have reportedly died in the past few days. Tests are yet to confirm any instance of bird flu at the farms in Basauri village of Agra, where the dead birds are still to be properly disposed of.

    "The growers are not burying the birds properly, which enables stray dogs to dig them out and leave the rotten bodies around. We demand the administration to take affective steps," Siddharth Kumar, a student living in the village, said.

    "We have come to know about the outbreak and a team of experts will be sent to the village on Monday," Agra's deputy veterinary officer Dr Vikas Sathe said.
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    Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/a.../1/426342.html
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