Bird flu confirmed in a village near Dhandal panchayat in JandK's Udhampur. The samples of few birds including peacock tested positive for Avian Influenza.
Mumbai's civic body, the BMC issued a set of guidelines in light of samples of two crows from Mumbai testing positive for bird flu. The BMC has asked citizens to be vigilant and report any bird deaths by contacting its helpline at 1916.
As per health experts, exposure to pigeon feathers and faeces can increase the risk of respiratory issues like candidiasis, salmonellosis and histoplasmosis.
Since last Wednesday, when reports of deaths of birds from the disease started coming in, farmgate prices of broiler chicken have crashed from around Rs 82 to Rs 58 per kg in Maharashtra.
Hundreds of birds have been reported dead in different parts of the country as the raging bird flu spread to 10 states and Union Territories, prompting several control measures.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all state governments to remain alert and ensure a constant vigil near places such as water bodies, zoos and poultry farms.
Delhi government on January 11 banned import of packaged or processed meat in view of bird flu.
Maharashtra has become the eighth state in the country to confirm cases of bird flu. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for an urgent meeting at 5 pm on Monday to deliberate upon the further course of action.
The Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Monday confirmed cases of bird flu in the national capital. "Eight samples from dead crows and ducks were sent for testing. All the samples tested positive for avian flu
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Amid the rising scare of Bird flu, also known as avian influenza poultry business across the country has witnessed a massive dip.
In addition to the seven states which have confirmed outbreak of the avian influenza virus, samples of dead animals and birds have also been sent from three other states-Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra and the result of these samples is awaited.
Zoo Director Dr Sunil Choudhary said that the zoo has been closed for visitors for 15 days. The hospital enclosure where the infected birds had been placed, has also been shut down.
In a bizarre statement, Madan Dilawar, who is the BJP MLA from Ramganj Mandi constituency in Rajasthan's Kota, has held farmers' protest responsible for the spread of bird flu in the country
Over 100 crows have died in Delhi's Mayur Vihar Phase 3 area over the past few days, giving rise to bird flu scare in the area. Officials from the animal husbandry unit of the Development Department have taken samples of the crows
Kanpur administration is keeping a strict check over birds in Zoological Park as the spread of avian influenza across several states continues.
Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Fisheries Minister JP Dalal on January 08 informed that samples from different poultry farms sent to Bhopal for the test out of which 2 chickens samples were found positive for H5N8.
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States across India are on high alert after the presence of avian influenza was detected in several areas, including in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Rajasthan.
In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said that eventhough the number the bird-flu cases are rising in the State but the condition is not as such that we need to kill birds but we are keeping close eye on the situa