Jamshedpur, Mar 30 (PTI) The Tata Steel Zoological Park (TSZP) here is taking steps to check the spread of the disease Babesiosis which proved fatal for two female tigers, a Tata Steel release here said.

Currently, two affected cubs are being treated, it said.

Among the steps taken to contain the spread of the disease are regular fumigation of all feeding cells and outdoor enclosures of animals and installation of flycatchers in feeding cells of tigers.

The Central Zoo Authority has decided to depute a team of expert veterinarians from the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Kolkata to assist in containing the disease.

Two tigers including a seven-month-old female cub died of the disease within a week earlier this month.

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