Bird flu: Samples to be collected in Chandigarh
The authorities here on Monday decided to collect samples of poultry at random from the city, even as samples of three persons who were admitted to hospital here with flu-like symptoms have turned out to be negative. Meanwhile, five geese died in a pond at village Bhambri of Fatehgarh Sahib district under mysterious circumstances, officials said. Animal Husbandry department collected the samples and sent it to Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar to test the samples for the deadly H5N1 virus.
Dr JS Bhatia, deputy director, Animal Husbandry Dept confirmed that samples have sent to RDDL Jalandhar.