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Odisha government clarified that no cases of bird flu have been detected so far

Bhubaneswar, Jan 10: The State government today clarified that no cases of bird flu have been detected so far.

Officials said that as many as 12,369 samples have been tested during the current bird migratory season and all samples have been tested negative for bird flu.

Officials said that the Chief District Veterinary Officers have been instructed to intensify surveillance by continuous checking and disinfection of poultry farms. “ Poultry farm owners, poultry meat and egg shop owners, and other poultry farmers are requested to remain vigilant and keep the premises of farms, shops, and poultry houses clean and maintain hygiene,” said an official.

As many as five surveillance teams have been constituted in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area by Chief District Veterinary Officer, Khordha for surveillance of the poultry shops and nearby farms.

 “General public are requested to be vigilant and can consume chicken meat, eggs, and other poultry products only after proper cooking. They are requested to report any unnatural death of birds in flock or chain to the nearest Veterinary Doctor / Chief District Veterinary Officer or to the State Control Room in Telephone Number 0671 2414310 and WhatsApp Number 72055 98125,” added the official.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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