Indian state to cull chickens after H5N1 bird flu found

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Authorities in an eastern Indian state will start culling chickens and destroying eggs from Tuesday to contain a bird flu virus of the H5N1 st

rain, a government statement said on Monday. The samples collected from a poult

ry breeding and rese

arch farm of a veterinary college in Odisha state tested positive, the statement said. India has seen nearly half a dozen outbreaks of bird flu in

poultry in past two decades, and all of which were brought under control. No human cases have been reported in India since

at least 2003.