India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after wild geese, crows and ducks across the country tested positive for avian flu. Officials first detected the H5N8 strain a week ago after flocks of birds were found dead in various states. The federal government has issued a high alert, asking states to take urgent measures to curb the spread. While most strains are low risk to humans, people are advised not to touch dead or visibly sick birds.
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