‘Avoid eating bird meat’ - The New Indian Express

‘Avoid eating bird meat’

Published: 13th November 2012 01:03 PM

Last Updated: 13th November 2012 01:03 PM

The Department of Forests and Wild Life has cautioned people against consumption of birds’ meat, following the outbreak of avian influenza(H5N1)at the Central Poultry Development Organisation in Hessarghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

An advisory from the Ministry of Environment and Forests said the virus was transmitted between the affected poultry to wild birds and vice versa.

Eating the birds’ meat was illegal and carried the risk of contracting virus, conservator of forests said.

He appealed to report any unnatural death of wild birds.The affected birds exhibit symptoms of tremors, diarrohea, head tilt, staggering and paralysis. 

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