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In pictures: India bird flu

Women carry water in Navapur

The tiny western town of Navapur is in the limelight after recording India's first cases of bird flu.

Health officials in Navapur

Health officials have taken over the town, going door to door to check on the outbreak.

Schoolchildren wearing masks in Navapur

School children and other Navapur residents have been asked to take steps to prevent the spread of infection.

Police putting up barricades outside Navapur

The entire town has been sealed off and nobody is allowed to leave the area or go in, officials say.

A deserted Navapur railway station

There are no long-distance buses and no trains are stopping at the town's only railway station.

A patient suspected of having bird flu at Navapur hospital

Nine people with symptoms of flu are being quarantined although test results are negative.

An outdoor restaurant selling chicken in Delhi

The bird flu cases have meant that sales of chicken have plummeted in restaurants and shops.

A poultry farm in Amritsar, India

Poultry farmers across India are bracing themselves for massive losses as sales and exports dry up.




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