The scare of bird flu has resulted in culling exercise of 8,245 chickens in 23 villages of Madhya Pradesh.
The veterinary teams in the state detected the deadly avian influenza virus in Ichhapur town in Burhanpur district and have now started the culling exercise and locate isolated birds.
State veterinary service commissioner Rajesh Rajora said:" We have culled 8,245 chickens and the door-to-door mopping up exercise aimed at culling isolated birds in backyard poultry was being conducted,"
Around 31 teams were involved in the mopping up exercises, which was being carried out along with a drive to disinfect 2,400 houses, he said. The government is conducting highly sensitive surveillance in neighboring areas to prevent spread of the disease." Increasing numbers of bird flu cases in Jalgaon (in Maharashtra) have raised concerns and state borders at Barwani, Burhanpur, Khargone and Jhabua have been completely sealed off for transportation of poultry," he said.