Ducks on Indonesia's Bali island culled

Ducks on Indonesia's Bali island culled
Ducks on Indonesia's Bali island culled

Ducks on Indonesia's island resort of Bali have tested positive for bird flu and have been culled, a government veterinarian said Tuesday.

Veterinary Disease Agency chief Dr. Anak Agung Gde Putra said initial tests showed that 16 infected birds were among hundreds of ducks smuggled from Java onto Bali earlier Tuesday. All were destroyed.

"We can confirm that ducks have been set on fire this morning after we checked them of having bird flu," he said. "We don't want to take any risks because ducks infected with bird flu would spread the disease to other birds."

No humans are believed to have been infected, he said, reports the AP.

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