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Bird flu: About 1,000 chickens die in UP

The sample of dead chickens were being taken to the laboratory for testing to ascertain the cause of death.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2006 16:02 IST

In the backdrop of outbreak of bird flu in the country, about 1,000 chickens have died at a poultry farm in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh due to suspected fungal infections.

There was no indication of bird flu and fungal infections appeared to be the cause of death of the chickens last evening, District Veterinary Officer OP Singh said on Sunday.

The sample of dead chickens were being taken to the laboratory for testing to ascertain the cause of death.

Singh said there was no report of death of chickens from any other poultry farm in the district and a team of veterinary doctors was examining the farms.

First Published: Feb 19, 2006 16:02 IST