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http://www.chinaview.cn 2009-02-26 17:27:36

NEW DELHI, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Indian government has culled more than 8,000 birds in the east India’s Darjeeling area after 24cases of bird flu have been reported recently, government officials said on Thursday. The bird flu outbreak took place in Punding Forest of Darjeeling area, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries officials said. Containment and surveillance measures are being carried out in the area while a rapid response team sent by the central government was assisting local health authorities there, said the officials. All the bird flu cases had no exposure to poultry, said the officials who are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.