There have been no new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in India, according to the country's latest report to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

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The country's veterinary services notified the OIE of the reoccurrence of the disease, which had been absent since mid-2010, in early February, when 2,198 birds were affected on a duck and poultry farm in Tripura. The outbreak resulted in the destruction of 6,584 birds. In addition to clearing the affected farm, stamping out was carried out within a 3-kilometer radius, local poultry markets were closed and the transportation of poultry products within the affected area were prohibited.