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Bird flu scare grips Manipur after death of dogs

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Imphal, Mar 2 (UNI) Reports of death of dogs in Bishenpur district of Manipur, specially near Loktak lake where a large number of migratory birds come, has caused panic throughout the state.

Veterinary officials said no case of bird flu was detected and all samples sent to Bhopal had tested negative.

Forest and veterinary officials had started a campaign to create awareness about the disease.

Earlier, the import of poultry products was banned and strict vigilance maintained at all border areas. Manipur shares border with Myanmar and strict vigil was being kept at Moreh, the entry point from Myanmar.

After some migratory birds were found dead near Loktak lake and at Barak river in Tamenglong district earlier, no further such cases had been reported, officials said.

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