New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over 44,000 poultry birds were culled in West Bengal's bird-flu hit Murshidabad district, officials said Thursday.
"The situation is being monitored on a daily basis. So far 44,967 birds have been culled and 3,352 eggs destroyed," said a statement issued here.
The outbreak of avian influenza was notified in Murshidabad district Jan 14. Since then, officials said, two more epicentres have surfaced - Haripur and Ninur in the district. On Jan 17, Faridpur village of Burwan block was also notified as avian-flu hit.