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Following reports of bird flu in Bengaluru and Mandya, Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju said chickens are safe for consumption in the state.
The animal husbandry department will continue to track samples of birds from the surveillance zone around the farm where the bird came from.
Only people working with infected birds and handling a large amount of carcasses without protection are at risk.
Following the reports of bird flu in Bengaluru and Mandya, animal husbandry minister A Manju have announced that chickens are safe for consumption in the state.
Meat-sellers are in distress across the state as the sale has gone down drastically in some markets due to fear among buyers.
Those involved in the culling process have also been quarantined as per the standard operating procedure after birds in some poultry farms in the area started dying in December last year.
The disease has affected a country chicken that was found in a private poultry shop.
As many as 900 fowls were culled after the avian influenza virus was detected in a dead bird here, civic officials said on Wednesday.
One case of H5N1 Avian Influenza (bird flu) was detected in chicken at a poultry shop in Dasarahalli on Kempapura Main Road.
The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected.
Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju said annual medical certificate will be a must, failing which all the government facilities will be stopped.
As a precautionary measure, the administration has shut down Indira Gandhi Park, a major tourist destination in the city.
Three Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been formed for the infected zone which is within 1 km radius of the village.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's martyrdom day programme will not be held at Shakti Sthal this year as it is closed in view of bird flu scare, the Congress said in a statement.