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Tests Confirm Bird Flu in Odisha

10 January 2012, at 12:53am

ODISHA, INDIA - After only just declaring the country bird flu-free, the state of Odisha has confirmed positive cases of bird flu in wild birds and poultry.

According to The Times of India, the government sent samples of around 300 birds, mostly crows and poultry, to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal, after hundreds of crows died in some parts of the state last week," Satyabrata Sahu, secretary of the fishery and animal resources department said.

Odisha is the new name for the state previously known as Orissa.