Avian flu outbreak in state-run poultry farm in Kerala’s Kottayam

A ban was imposed on the sale and import of poultry products of chicken, duck, quails and other birds in the Kottayam district of the state.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 24, 2024 | 3:45 PMUpdatedMay 24, 2024 | 3:45 PM

Poultry farm

An outbreak of avian flu (H5N1) at the government-run regional poultry farm at Manarcad in Kerala’s Kottayam has led to a ban on the import of poultry into the district. A decision was taken to euthanize and cremate domesticated and pet birds within a kilometre radius of the farm and disinfect the area, the district administration said on Thursday, 23 May.

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