In these four villages, control and prevention actions will be started.

WHO has commended our operations (to control bird flu). They have told us the quick response of the Indian government has been highly appreciated.

These will get priority for testing.

Feathers sticking out of cages are being removed from chicken cages and from all over the ground and being burned.

The suggestion came from the farmers themselves as they felt vaccination would lead to a tedious process of waiting to see if it was effective. We will now be culling another 100,000 chickens.

It will be difficult to estimate the economic loss at this point in time but it will be large.

It has been indicated that this was reported late.