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Poultry bird deaths create panic in Tripura town

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Agartala, Feb 26 (UNI) Panic gripped the Charilam area near here following the death of 300 poultry birds in one night.

Official sources said here today that though there was no reason to panic all precautionary measures had been taken.

The sources said initial post mortem of the dead birds indicated Ranikhet disease. ''But we are not taking any chance and have sent the blood samples of the dead birds to Kolkata for further test in Bhopal laboratory for confirmation,'' they said.

Medical experts rushed to the Aralia market in Charilam after getting the report of death of 300 birds in a poultry farm. They collected the blood samples and carried out post mortem of some of the dead birds.

The experts had directed the farm owners to bury all the dead birds immediately so that the disease could not spread further.

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