India reports bird flu cases in three separate locations
Several cases of bird flu have been reported in India, prompting authorities to order the culling of poultry.
Kerala's government said it had deployed special squads to cull all poultry within a 1km radius of the epicentre of the outbreak in Parappanangadi.
Authorities said they would cull around 4,000 chickens, ducks and pet birds to prevent the spread of the disease.
The disease cannot be caught by eating cooked poultry or eggs.
It comes as the coronavirus outbreak has spread around the world, infecting more than 169,000 people as thousands with the virus have died.