Even this virus is not good for poultry and according to report flu was spread already in three places, so health ministry take a severe precaution to stop spreading to the other birds
While suspected cases of avian influenza (bird flu) are being reported from various parts of the State, the disease has been confirmed only at three places in Kozhikode and Malappuram, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development K. Raju has said.
4,000 chicken and birds are expected to be killed in two days as part of defensive measures being taken to prevent the spread of bird flu
Authorities have decided to cull around 4,000 poultry and pet birds to curtail the spread of the disease. Collector Jafar Malik said chicken stalls and egg sale within a 10km radius would be closed down as part of precautionary measures Sale of birds, which were kept in shops and stalls in the area, has also been banned.