Thousands of chickens die in Punjab
Thousands of chickens have died in different
parts of the Indian province Punjab over the last two days, creating panic among
people in the localities near the affected poultry
No fewer than 2,000 chickens reportedly died of avian influenza in several
poultry farms in far-off villages in the area.
killing of hens created panic among the local people. Earlier on Thursday, more
than 1,500 hens were found dead in some poultry farms in these
Special teams of district health department were
vaccinating hens and chickens in many poultry farms. They also collected samples
of blood of the hens.
The executive district officer told journalists
that the samples had been sent to the Lahore laboratory for chemical
examination. He said no solid evidence had so far been found to confirm the bird
According to the preliminary inquiry reports, he said, these
hens had died due to scorching heat.
Meanwhile, the entry of the
people in and around the poultry farms has been banned as a precautionary
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