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Cases of bird flu detected in Jalgaon: Pawar

March 14, 2006 20:21 IST

Some cases of bird flu have been detected in four villages of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told the Lok Sabha Tuesday.

Information had been received that some birds had died in the four villages, including Hate and Salve, in Jalgaon district, he said adding, samples were collected and sent to a laboratory in Bhopal for examination.

Reports of the samples, received Monday, confirmed that dead birds had been affected by avian flu, the minister said replying to a debate on demands for grants for the agriculture ministry.

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