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Bird flu scare: Several bird deaths reported in Jammu


Jammu: Amid Bird Flu scare, authorities have asked all the allied government departments to remain on standby in Jammu and Kashmir as reports of death of birds from various districts of Jammu province have poured in.

Officials said that reports of death of crows have poured in from Jammu, Rajouri and Udhampur districts following which field staff has been asked to remain vigilant.

“We are keeping close vigil on the situation and 24 hours surveillance is being kept at Gharana wetland, where migratory birds visit,” Anil Atri, Wildlife Warden Jammu said.

He added that after reports of death of birds in Udhampur, Rajouri, Jammu areas, expert teams were pressed and samples were collected which have been sent to laboratories outside Jammu and Kashmir also. (KNO)