Shopian Village Emerges As ‘epicentre’ Of Bird Flu Cases, Restrictions Ordered

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Shopian, Feb 23: Administration in Shopian district has imposed restrictions under section 144 Cr PC around Wadipora village of the district, which has emerged as the epicentre of Avian Influenza cases among dead crows of late.

Following the development, the area within 1 km of the epicenter has been declared as an infected zone by DC Shopian while the area extending upto 10 km from it has been designated as an alert zone.

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CMO Shopian has been asked to ensure surveillance of health of the local population and directions issued regarding dumping of dead birds and fumigation of the areas where dead birds are found.