Chicken seller says he has flu, officials differ

Ahmedabad, April 9 | Updated: Apr 10 2006, 05:30am hrs
There is another avian influenza scare in Gujarat, this time a suspected human case. The authorities tried their best to keep the matter under wraps, but finally had to accept that 30-year-old chicken seller Kadarbhai Murghiwala of Jamalpur was suspected to be suffering from flu.

Mr Kadarbhai is at present quarantined at the City Civil Hospital as a precautionary measure. While the authorities are unsure, the patient himself suspects he might have caught the virus from his chicken, which died in large numbers over the last fortnight.

Mr Kadarbhai who keeps a stock of around 700 chicken, said that over 300 of his birds have died in the last 15 days.