Puri: Bird flu scare gripped Krushnaprasad block of Odisha’s Puri district after carcasses of fowls were tested positive today.
In view of the avian influenza, the district administration has decided to prohibit eggs in mid-day meals of the schools and anganwadis in the concerned areas.
Culling of birds will be carried out by eight teams in Sanasahi, Maluda and Patharaganja areas from tomorrow, an official of the district administration said.
Similarly, sale of chicken has been restricted within 10 km radius of the affected areas.
“As many as 20 samples from four villages were sent for examination, out of which four have been tested positive for avian influenza. Culling operation will be done within one KM radius of the affected villages,” said Vishal Gagan, Secretary, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department.
“There is no reason to panic as these chickens were not supplied to markets,” he added.