UP's bird sanctuary on alert over Bird Flu

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Siddharthnagar, Jan 20 (UNI) Following the outbreak of Bird Flu in eastern parts of the country, particularly West Bengal, the Forest department has sounded an alert in Bakhira Bird Sanctuary here to prevent the spread of this epidemic.

Sanctuary's in-charge D K Lal today said, ''the birds were being kept under observation these days, Siberian birds had migrated here, who would return to their homes at the end of winter season.'' Earlier, the state government had appealed to people not to pay attention on rumours, as there were no reports of the disease in the state.

UP Forest department had put all the 13 bird sanctuaries of the state on the watch list, following the outbreak of the Bird Flu in the country.

In a directive sent to all the 70 districts, state chief secretary P K Mishra had asked the district magistrates and divisional commissioners to be alert and inform the government about such incident immediately.

Besides, all the DMs were asked to carry out regular check-ups in the poultry and farms both of government and private owners.

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