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Bird flu! District administration on high alert, precautionary steps taken, says DC

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Mysuru: Following the cases of Bird Flu in neighbouring Kerala, the district administration has taken all the precautions.
On Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Rohini V Sindhuri told media persons, “as per the government alert, we are completely monitoring two borders- Mysuru- Kerala border at Bavali near H D Kote and Mysuru- Kodagu border at Koppa in Periyapatna”.
The orders have been already issued prohibiting the transportation of poultry and other birds into the district through Bavali check post.
Apart from this we are already coordinating with the poultry farmers and veterinary experts. However, barring the cases of death of crows and other species of birds, no cases of death under suspicious manner are reported in the district. The trucks operated between the states are being sanitised regularly. 
” It is also the migratory season for birds and hence we are also monitoring the winged attractions at Kukkarahalli lake, Hebbal Lake and other lake areas in the district”, deputy commissioner added. 
Previous year, the case of Bird flu was identified near Kumbarkoppal and it was also suspected due to migratory birds only. So this time also we have taken all the steps to prevent the virus. As in the case of culling birds, it is a huge loss both for farmers and its dependents, DC said.
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) is a prominent tourist destination. We are also monitoring the zoo and no decision has been taken to stop the tourists entry. There is no chance of people catching the flu directly, she added. 
-Team Mysoorunews 
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