Fresh bird flu outbreak in Tripura, culling begins

Bird flu was reported in a new area in the virus-hit West Tripura district as culling operations began today to kill 60,000 birds in eight Gram Panchayat areas. Bird flu virus was detected in blood samples of dead birds from Nadilag village of Bishalgarh subdivision at the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory in Bhopal yesterday, official sources said. Culling would begin at Nadilag after it was notified by the Central Government, the sources said.