Over 200 chickens and ducks died at the Central Poultry Development Organization in Hesaraghatta, near Bangalore, India, due to a suspected avian influenza outbreak that has already killed 3,600 turkeys, according to reports.


Blood samples from the birds have been sent to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory and all the dead birds have been disposed of in accordance with the prescribed guidelines under the Government of India Action Plan 2012 for control, containment and eradication of avian influenza. The government has also notified 68 villages that fall within a 10-kilometer radius of the organization. So far, according to the government, no “unusual mortality has been observed among the poultry and birds” in surrounding villages that fall under the surveillance zone.