Avian Influenza News
Since many wetlands where migratory birds visit are unprotected, involving communities in their management is essential, according to experts.
The regulator also advised consumers not to purchase eggs or poultry meat sourced from bird flu-infected areas and to avoid going to open markets in infected areas that sell poultry
The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week
Himachal Pradesh govt said that the ban on the supply of poultry and products from other states was extended for another week on Monday
Bird flu: Delhi govt orders reopening of Ghazipur poultry market after all samples test negative for avian influenza
Delhi govt on Thursday said that samples from 100 chickens in the poultry market tested negative. The market was temporarily closed after an outbreak of bird flu among crows and ducks in the city
Bird flu: No scientific report of transmission to humans, states shouldn't curb poultry sales, says Centre
The announcement came in the wake of the Delhi government's decision to ban the sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city as a precautionary measure
Bird flu outbreak: Over 1,200 birds found dead across India; UP becomes 7th state to report avian influenza
Besides Uttar Pradesh, the other six states where bird flu cases have been confirmed are Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat
The Centre said bird flu has been confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, and asked them to contain the disease as per the action plan
Bird Flu: Centre issues advisory, asks states to step up vigil amid suspected spread of avian influenza virus
States have been asked to take up surveillance and monitoring of birds for any signs of the disease and take appropriate measures for controlling it on priority
Kerala officials have said around 40,000 domestic birds, including 34,000 in the Kuttanad region alone, will be culled to check the spread of the H5N8 virus
Avian Influenza is a disease caused by infection with avian flu Type A viruses. They are found naturally in wild aquatic birds around the world
Bird flu is a highly infectious and severe respiratory disease in birds caused by the H5N1 influenza virus, which can occasionally infect humans as well.
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Days after the outbreak of avian influenza - commonly known as bird flu - at Bengaluru in neighbouring Karnataka, the Maharashtra government has asked officials to undertake preventive measures against spread of the infection in the state.
Bird flu scare in Bengaluru: 900 fowls culled after H5N1 avian influenza virus is detected; Karnataka govt starts awareness campaign
As many as 900 fowls were culled after the H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in a dead bird in Bengaluru
With detection of avian influenza in Delhi and Gwalior, Odisha goverment health department has sounded high alert in the state and has asked chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to take precautionary measures.
Kerala Government on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza of H5N8 among ducks in water-logged Kuttanad in Alappuzha District, but allied apprehension that the disease would spread to humans.
Amid the Avian influenza outbreak in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the virus has been found in ducks in coastal Alappuzha district in Kerala, prompting the district administration to take various measures, including forming Quick Response Teams.
Bird Flu scare escalates as 64 avian deaths reported in Delhi, 18 die in Gwalior; killer strain is H5N8
The strain (H5N8) of bird flu is not as dangerous for humans as it is for birds. There has been no report of it affecting humans across the world.