A team from the Animal Husbandry department out collecting crows found dead in a park in Rohini, New Delhi on January 9. Over two dozen crows have and at least 10 ducks have been found dead since January 5 in the national capital’s parks, sparking fears of an outbreak of bird flu (avian influenza) in the city.
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A gaggle of geese at Sanjay Lake on January 9 when four district parks — in Hauz Khas, Hastsal, Dwarka sector 9 and Sanjay Lake — were closed for public. The district park in Jasola has not been shut for public as of now.
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A municipal worker disinfects an area at Ghazipur poultry market in New Delhi on January 10. The deaths have triggered fears of a bird flu outbreak and prompted sample collection of dead birds to ascertain if deaths were caused by a virus. The Ghazipur market has also been closed for 10 days and a ban imposed on the import of live poultry in the city.
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A man feeds a flock of pigeons on a bridge in New Delhi on January 9. Seven states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh – have reported the outbreak, which began in December-end. No case among the human population has been reported.
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A health team culling birds in a poultry farm on January 9 after cases of bird flu were reported, in Panchkula, Haryana. Over 1,200 birds were found dead across the country on Saturday, including 900 in a poultry farm in Maharashtra.
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A woman collects eggs at a poultry farm, in Karad on January 9. On January 8, Poultry Federation of India president Ramesh Khatri had said, “There has not been an outbreak of bird flu in broiler chicken anywhere in the country. Still, their prices have fallen at farm level by up to 50% due to sentiments.” The price of eggs had also seen a drop, PTI reported.
A worker sprays disinfectant near a bird enclosure at Lucknow Zoo as a preventive measure on January 9. Kanpur Zoological Park has been closed for visitors for 15 days after a suspected case of bird flu has been detected in the zoo.
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An advisory at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh listing bird flu precautions on January 9. The entire state of Punjab has been declared a 'controlled area' in view of the outbreak affecting birds in neighbouring states. A complete ban has also been imposed on the import of live birds including poultry and unprocessed poultry meat into the state till January 15, according to a Punjab government statement.
(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)