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Bird flu alert in Manipur
January 31, 2008 13:03 IST
The Manipur government has sounded an alert in the state in view of the outbreak of the deadly avian influenza in West Bengal.
Official sources said in Imphal on Thursday that seven migratory birds were reported dead at Sekmai in Imphal West.
However, so far no deaths had been reported at Loktak lake where large numbers of migratory birds come during the winter.
Meanwhile, the state veterinary team on Thursday sent the blood samples to the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory, Bhopal, officials said.
A ban had also been imposed on the entry of any poultry products from outside the state and officials were conducting regular checks at the Manipur-Myanmar border areas.