Paradip, Dec 15 (LocalWire) Rising death of crows and pigeons at different slums and other parts of the city has triggered bird flu scare in Paradip.
Meanwhile, the Paradip Municipality and veterinary have been pressed into action for disposal of carcasses and collections of samples from different areas of the port city.
Since last week, nearly 30 dead crows and pigeons have been found at Nayabazar, Badapadaia, Atharbanki, Neheruabanlga, Sandhkuda and other areas of Paradip.
Locals are suspecting the crows are dying of bird flu, though doctors of veterinary department have ruled out any symptoms of H5N1 viral infection in the birds.
Veterinary department officials have warned local people not to handle the dead crows without gloves.
They have also advised local people, including slum dwellers, to bury the dead crows by digging holes so that the disease, if any, is not spread to other birds, including herons in Paradip.
Additional District Veterinary Officer (disease control) Prasant Kumar Prusty said: “Our team has collected the samples of two dead crows and sent it ADRI Fulanakhara, Cuttack for testing. Other preventive measures have been taken as per the rule.”