//Birdflu confirmed in Utchal taluka of Surat, Gujarat

Birdflu confirmed in Utchal taluka of Surat, Gujarat

By: PTI,    February 25, 2006

Ahmedabad: Birdflu among chickens has been confirmed in Surat district of Gujarat, official sources said here today.

"The avian flu has been detected among some chickens from one poultry farm in Utchal taluka. It was confirmed by the Union government on two samples out of thirteen that we had sent from the region…," Gujarat Secretary for Breeding and Protection D K Rao told PTI.

The official said that the flu was detected in samples from Timol poultry farm in Utchal, close to avian flu affected Navapur taluka in Nadurbar district of Maharashtra.

Various preventive measures have already been taken to prevent spread of the disease among more birds or any human, he added.