A bird flu outbreak has been reported in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Bird flu has been confirmed in Malappuram, Palathingal area. Chickens on a farm near a house in the area have been confirmed dead of bird flu.
Earlier authorities had collected samples of dead chickens and sent them for inspection. Authorities said two of the three samples sent to Bhopal were positive. Following the confirmation of bird flu in the district, an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of District Collector at Malappuram Collectorate is being evaluated.
Following the confirmation of the outbreak, it has been decided to kill all the birds within one kilometer of the Palatinkal area. Reports are likely to be announced soon. Earlier bird flu cases were reported from Vengeri and Kodiyathur in Kozhikode district. The sale of poultry has been banned for ten kilometers in the Kodiyathur area of Vengeri following the report of the disease. Thousands of pets have been killed and burned in the past day alone, following a report of bird