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Bird flu strikes back, this time it’s Bengaluru

Bird flu strikes back, this time it’s Bengaluru

H5N1 Avian Influenza aka the bird flu is back in news again. According to The New Indian Express, one case of bird flu was detected in chicken at a poultry shop in Dasarahalli on Kempapura Main Road. The shop has been shut down and other poultry shops in a 1-km radius of that shop too have been shut down since December 30 by the health department. According to BBMP joint commissioner of Yelahanka zone Nagaraju, a bird was seen dead at Dasarahalli village in Bytarayanapura assembly constituency limits on December 29. Following that the samples were sent for testing to the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.