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Warning against consuming bird meat

Posted on Nov 13, 03:47PM | UNI

The forest department here has cautioned the public not to consume the meat of any wild/migratory birds because of the risk of Avian influenza.

According to a release from the forest department today, the department has received an advisory from the government of India on the out break of highly contagious Avian Influenza (H5N1) at the Central Poultry Development Organization, in Hessarghatta, Bengaluru.

The virus is known to be transmitted between affected poultry to wild birds and the vice versa.

Consumption of the meat of migratory burds is not only illegal, but also carries the risk of contracting the dangerious virus, the release said and called up on the public to inform tot he department if there was any unnatural death of birds. The affected birds exhibit the symptoms such as tremors, diarrhoea, head tilt, staggering etc.