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Authorities in Manipur in India's north-east, have started killing all poultry in the state's capital, Imphal, after an outbreak of bird flu.
More than 150,000 birds and backyard poultry will be killed within a week, a state official said.
The deadly H5N1 virus has been reported from a poultry farm near Imphal where 133 chickens have died in four days.
The virus can cause illness and death in humans, but scientists say the chances of being infected are very low.
Officials say the special focus is on a five-km area around the infected poultry farm at Chingmeirong, near Imphal, from where the outbreak of avian influenza has been reported