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India, bengaluru: CPDO comes to 3-m standstill as Rapid Response Teams cull poultry birds

The Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute (CPDO) seems to have come to a standstill as the Rapid Response Teams are culling entire poultry birds.

Following the avian or bird flu or H5N1 which affected the poultry birds at the 90 acre campus of CPDO located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, the Union government sent in Rapid Response Teams to dispose off the birds. The culling operation was carried out as per the Union Government Action Plan as part of the containment and eradication of H5N1 virus infected dead birds.

The Rapid Response Teams have culled 13,342 ducks, 369 emus and one ostrich. All the birds are disposed off as per Government of India Action Plan to contain and eradicate H5N1 virus. There has been no human fatality reported so far or no news of poultry birds outside the campus or anywhere in Karnataka affected by the avian flu has come in.

“We have culled all the birds and the next process is to sanitise the place,” said Arvind Jannu, principal secretary, department of animal husbandry.

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