Culling operations in eight villages at Mohanpur tomorrow

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Agartala, Apr 23 (UNI) The Tripura government today asked the Animal Husbandry department to start culling operations in eight villages of block under west Tripura from tomorrow in wake of fresh outbreak of bird flu.

Animal Resource Department Commissioner U Venkateswarlu said that the blood samples of affected chicks sent to the High Security Animal Disease diagnostic Laboratory, Bhopal were tested positive.

This is the second case of flu in the state after it was first detected in Kamalpur sub-division of Dhalai district on April 13.

''All the vehicles coming from the Mohanpur area to Agartala will be thoroughly checked from today,''Mr Venkatswarlu informed.

He also said that the Rapid Reaction Team has swung into action from yesterday.

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