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No bird flu case reported in J&K: Officials


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have said that no case of bird flu has been reported in poultry birds in the region.

The authorities further said that the people should not pay any heed to the rumours.

Dr Bharat Bhushan, Joint Director Poultry, Jammu said that no case of bird flu has been reported and such reports( if anywhere) are totally baseless and people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours. “It is our moral duty to help the poultry farmers who shall suffer because of some people who are spreading fake news about poultry birds,” he said.

Dr Mohammad Younis, Joint Director Poultry Kashmir said department teams are working at block, district and divisional levels but there are no such reports from anywhere.

“We have been already working on it round the clock to keep a vigil on such things but as of now we have no such report,” he said. People shouldn’t pay heed towards rumours as it is going to hit the people dependent on the poultry sector badly, Officials said. Notably, in the last few days messages about cases of bird flu reported in J&K were doing rounds on social media.


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